Sep 24th 2020
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Spirited Awards Winners 2020!

And just like that, another Spirited Awards is over and with it, the 14th annual ceremony event!

It may have looked a different this year, with the awards moving digital for the first time, but the prestige of the ceremony was still very much felt across the industry.

Beam Suntory is proud to have sponsored three different awards at this year’s show: 

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar Award, World’s Best Spirits Selection Award and the Best American Brand Ambassador.

Beam Suntory and The Blend would like to congratulate all nominees and winners. Take a look at the full list of winners below, including our very own Robin Nance (we are so proud!):

 

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar presented by Beam Suntory

Licorería Limantour — Mexico City, Mexico

 

World’s Best Spirits Selection presented by Beam Suntory

Amor Y Amargo – New York, NY

 

Best American Brand Ambassador presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Robin Nance — Beam Suntory (Gooooo ROBIN!)

 

Best American Bar Team presented by William Grant & Sons

Café La Trova — Miami, FL

 

Best American Cocktail Bar presented by Pernod Ricard

Pacific Cocktail Haven — San Francisco, CA

 

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar presented by Diageo Bar Academy

ABV — San Francisco, CA

 

Best American Hotel Bar presented by Diageo Bar Academy

The Spare Room at The Hollywood Roosevelt — Los Angeles, CA

 

Best American Restaurant Bar presented by Woodford Reserve 

The Silver Dollar — Louisville, KY

 

Best New American Cocktail Bar presented by Elijah Craig

Silver Lyan — Washington, D.C.

 

Best International Bar Team presented by House of Angostura 

The Connaught Bar — London, UK

 

Best International Brand Ambassador presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Camille Austin — Casa Lumbre Spirits

 

Best International Cocktail Bar presented by Tequila Fortaleza

Native — Singapore

 

Best International Hotel Bar presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation 

Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel — London, UK

 

Best International Restaurant Bar presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Sober Company — Shanghai, China

 

Best New International Cocktail Bar presented by Perrier

Kwānt — London, UK

 

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Half Full

 

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writing presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

“JaNee: Where is She Now” by Aaron Goldfarb for PUNCH

 

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes by Robert Simonson

 

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time by Brad Thomas Parsons

 

Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

WhiskyCast

 

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Tequila Fortaleza Winter Blend 2019

 

World’s Best Cocktail Menu presented by Perrier

ATLAS Bar — Singapore

 

Best International Bar Mentor

Alex Kratena - Tayēr + Elementary, London, UK

 

Best American Bar Mentor

Don Lee

 

International Bartender of the Year

Kelsey Ramage, Trash Tiki

 

American Bartender of the Year

Kevin Diedrich - Pacific Cocktail Haven, San Francisco, CA

 

Timeless International Award

Boadas Cocktails - Barcelona, Spain

 

Timeless American Award

Angel’s Share - New York, NY

 

Lifetime Achievement

Audrey Saunders

 

Pioneer Award

Shannon Mustipher

 

We’re already looking forward to 2021, where we hope to celebrate the ceremony in person with you all!