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Spirited Awards Tales of the CocktailBourbonBlog.com brings you more of our coverage from Tales of the Cocktail 2013 and the list of Tales of the Cocktail’s 7th Annual Spirited Award Winners below.

Cocktail professionals and enthusiasts alike gathered at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans to honor industry leaders at Tales of the Cocktail’s 7th Annual Spirited Awards.

The video directly below and above the winners list was a highlight of the evening called “Nothing Beats a Bartender.”

Hosts Simon Ford and Tom Caltabiano entertained 1,000 attendees, while The Crooners provided the fitting music that truly embodied the Gatsby theme.

Top Honors were split between two New York based bars. The Dead Rabbit took home three awards including World’s Best Cocktail Menu, World’s Best New Cocktail Bar and International Bartender of the Year for Dead Rabbit Bartender, Jack McGarry.

Clover Club won Best American Cocktail Bar, Best High Volume Cocktail Bar, and Clover Club’s Julie Reiner was the winner of the Best Bar Mentor category.

All award winners were honored with Reidel Crystal trophies.

This year, the Spirited Awards also paid tribute to a beloved member of the cocktail industry, the late Henry Besant, with a tribute shot and awarded the Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award to Salvatore Calabrese for his many years of success in the cocktail industry.

Watch our complete Tales of the Cocktail 2013 coverage on this link: Tales of the Cocktail.

 

The 2013 Spirited Award Winners

 

American Bartender of the Year
Charles Joly  Charles Joly
The Aviary
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Best American Brand Ambassador
Todd Richman
Sidney Frank Portfolio
Best American Cocktail Bar
Clover Club BrooklynClover Club
Best Bar Mentor
Julie Reiner
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Best Cocktail Writing – Author
Gary Regan
Gaz Regan
Best Cocktail Writing – Publication
DiffordsGuide.com
Best High Volume Cocktail Bar
Clover Club
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Best International Brand Ambassador
Jacob Briars
Bacardi Portfolio
Best New Book (Cocktail/Bartending)
Drinks by Tony Conigliaro
Best New Product
Fords GinFords Gin
Best Restaurant Bar
Saxon + Parole Restaurant
New York, New York, USA
International Bartender of the Year
Jack McGarry
The Dead Rabbit
New York, New York, USA
World’s Best Cocktail Bar
Drink
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
World’s Best Cocktail Menu
The Dead Rabbit
New York, New York, USA
World’s Best Drink Selection
canon : whiskey and bitters emporiumcanon:  whiskey and bitters emporium
Seattle, Washington, USA
World’s Best Hotel Bar
The NoMad Hotel
New York, New York, USA
World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
The Dead Rabbit NYCThe Dead Rabbit
New York, New York, USA
The Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
Salvatore Calabrese Salvatore Calabrese

 

 

The celebration was proudly presented by Tales of the Cocktail, The 86 Co., Bacardi USA, Beverage Media, Contratto, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, KRUG, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Pernod Ricard USA, Tanqueray, and William Grant & Sons. The Gatsby-themed awards show honored eighteen of the world’s top bartenders, brand ambassadors, bars, spirits, authors and more.

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Photo credit Filip Wolak

 

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