2018 Archive

2018 Spirited Awards® Winners

American Categories

Best American Bar Team
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, FL

American Bartender of the Year
Yael Vengroff, The Spare Room, Los Angeles, CA

Best American Brand Ambassador
Anne Louise Marquis, Campari America

Best American Cocktail Bar
Lost Lake, Chicago, IL

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
The NoMad Bar, New York City, NY

Best American Hotel Bar
The Broken Shaker Miami at The Freehand, Miami, FL

Best American Restaurant Bar
Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Best New American Cocktail Bar
Navy Strength, Seattle, WA

International Categories

Best International Bar Team
The American Bar, The Savoy, London

International Bartender of the Year
Joe Schofield, Tippling Club, Singapore

Best International Brand Ambassador
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador

Best International Cocktail Bar
Happiness Forgets, London

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
The Clumsies, Athens

Best International Hotel Bar
The American Bar, The Savoy, London

Best International Restaurant Bar
Sager & Wilde, London

Best New International Cocktail Bar
Coupette, London

Writing Categories

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
The Daily Beast, Half Full Section

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer
M. Carrie Allan, The Washington Post, Imbibe, and more

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book
Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits
By the Smoke and the Smell by Thad Vogler

Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series
Life Behind Bars

Global Categories

Best Bar Mentor
Andy Seymour, Liquid Productions

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Jabali

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
Dandelyan, London

World’s Best Spirit Selection
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co., Miami, FL

World’s Best Bar
The American Bar at The Savoy, London

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
John Lermayer