Spirited Awards® Winners 2009

2009 Spirited Award® Winners


American Bartender of the Year

James Meehan, PDT


Best American Brand Ambassador

Simon Ford, Plymouth Gin and Pernod Ricard


Best American Cocktail Bar

Pegu Club, New York, New York


Best Cocktail Writing

Dave Wondrich


Best Hotel Bar

Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Ireland


Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book

“The Essential Cocktail” by Dale DeGroff


Best New Product

Bols Genever


Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Dorelli


International Bartender of the Year

Tony Conigliaro


World’s Best Cocktail Bar

PDT, New York, New York


World’s Best Cocktail Menu

Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Ireland


World’s Best Drinks Selection

Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Ireland


World’s Best New Cocktail Bar

Clover Club, Brooklyn, New York