08 June 2014 21:53

Tales of the Cocktail Announces Top Four Finalists

Following the largest nomination pool in the history of the show and a rigorous judging process by the most respected minds in the cocktail industry, the Top Four finalists have been selected for the 8th Annual Spirited Awards.

The top four are invited to attend the Spirited Awards on July 19 at the Sheraton, New Orleans. Through its annual Spirited Awards, Tales of the Cocktail recognises those that continue to represent the cocktail industry in exciting new spotlights. To embody the ideals in which Tales of the Cocktail was originally founded, these awards were developed to recognize both national and international honorees across twenty-three categories. Each award recipient will receive an exclusive Riedel Crystal trophy.

Below are the Top Four in the International categories:

International Bartender of the Year
  • Simone Caporale (London)
  • Zdenek Kastanek (Singapore)
  • Hidetsugu Ueno (Tokyo)
  • Tom Walker (London)
Best International Restaurant Bar
  • The Bon Vivant (Edinburgh)
  • Delicatessen (Moscow)
  • Spitalfields Bar at Hawksmoor (London)
  • Blind Pig at Social Eating House (London)
Best International Brand Ambassador
  • David Cordoba (Bacardi)
  • Giuseppe Gallo (Martini)
  • David Piper (Hendrick's Gin)
  • Claire Smith (Belvedere Vodka)
Best International Hotel Bar
  • Artesian at the Langham (London)
  • Beaufort Bar at The Savoy Hotel (London)
  • Black Angel's Bar (Prague)
  • Connaught Bar at the Connaught (London)
Best International Cocktail Bar
  • 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)
  • Bramble Bar (Edinburgh)
  • Candelaria (Paris)
  • Door 74 (Amsterdam)
Best New International Cocktail Bar
  • Blind Pig at Social Eating House (London)
  • Hello Sailor (Sydney)
  • NOLA (London)
  • White Lyan (London)
Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar
  • The Black Pearl (Melbourne)
  • Eau De Vie Melbourne (Melbourne)
  • London Cocktail Club (London)
  • Schumann's (Munich)
Best International Bar Team - New Category
  • 28 Hong Kong Street (Singapore)
  • The American Bar at The Savoy (London)
  • Artesian at the Langham (London)
  • The Black Pearl (Melbourne)

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