2016 Archive

2016 Spirited Awards® Winners

American Categories

Best American Bar Team
ABV, San Francisco

Best American Brand Ambassador
Colin Asare-Appiah, Bacardi

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar
Herbs & Rye, Las Vegas

Best American Restaurant Bar
Saxon + Parole, New York

American Bartender of the Year
Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common, Portland

Best American Cocktail Bar

Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco

Best American Hotel Bar

The Elephant Bar at The NoMad, New York

Best New American Cocktail Bar

Sweet Liberty, Miami Beach

International Categories

Best International Bar Team

American Bar at the Savoy, London

Best International Brand Ambassador

Max Warner, Chivas Regal

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Callooh Callay, London

Best International Restaurant Bar

Hawksmoor Spitalfields, London

International Bartender of the Year

Hidetsugu Ueno of Bar High Five, Tokyo

Best International Cocktail Bar

Happiness Forgets, London

Best International Hotel Bar

The Connaught Bar at The Connaught, London

Best New International Cocktail Bar
Oriole, London

Writing Categories

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication

Cocktail Lovers

Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book
The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual: Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry and Ben Schaeffer

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Best New Spirits Book
Divided Spirits - Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production by Sarah Bowen

Global Categories

Best Bar Mentor

Angus Winchester

World’s Best Cocktail Menu

Dandelyan, London

World’s Best Cocktail Bar

The Connaught Bar at the Connaught, London

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient

Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple

World’s Best Spirits Selection

Tommy’s, San Francisco

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sasha Petraske