Tales of the Cocktail 2009 Spirit Award Winners

Looking for the best of the best around the world? The Tales of the Cocktail 2009 Spirit Award winners are in, so next time you happen upon one of these people or establishments, do yourself a favor and enjoy a drink!

CocktailWorld’s Best Drinks Selection
WINNER – Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Best American Cocktail Bar
WINNER – Pegu Club, NYC

World’s Best Cocktail Bar
WINNER – PDT, NYC

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar
WINNER – Clover Club, Brooklyn

World’s Best Hotel Bar
WINNER – Merchant Hotel, Belfast

American Bartender of the Year
WINNER – James Meehan, PDT

International Bartender of the Year
WINNER – Tony Conigliaro

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
WINNER – The Essential Cocktail – Dale DeGroff

Best Cocktail Writing
WINNER – Dave Wondrich

Best New Product
WINNER – Bols Genever

World’s Best Cocktail Menu
WINNER – Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Best American Brand Ambassador
WINNER – Simon Ford, Plymouth Gin and Pernod Ricard

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
WINNER – Peter Dorelli

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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2 Comments

  • Tom M July 21, 2009 @ 9:31pm

    What have I been telling you about Pegu for the last two years

  • Hannah July 21, 2009 @ 11:26pm

    Tom – indeed you have! I specifically remember high praise in your Cocktail Chronicles post 🙂

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