Who Will Take The Prize In The Annual Spirited Awards?
Anticipation has been building in the world of Spirits, and now Tales of the Cocktail is ready to reveal the Spirited Awards Top 10 Finalists. The announcements will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - Pacific Time, when Simon Ford and Jacob Briars, International Committee Chairman, will announce the final four in each category live from San Francisco presented by Perfect Puree.
Among the 24 award categories are the American and International Bartender of the Year, the Best American and International Cocktail Bar, Best American and International Hotel Bar, the Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication, the Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer, as well as Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient.
Who will win? Well, it is not an easy task for the expert panel of 100 American and International industry judges to narrow down the field to the Top 10 Finalists in the 24 award categories. “Since the first Spirited Awards in 2007, I have witnessed the cocktail movement go from strength to strength and each year the work of the Spirited Awards judging panel has become tougher and this year was no exception,” said Simon Ford, Spirited Awards® Chairman and awards show host. “We had thousands of nominations, which our judges had the almost impossible task of voting on to determine our final tens and ultimately our winners."
All finalists will be invited to the Spirited Awards® ceremony, being held at the Sheraton New Orleans on Saturday, July 18, 2015 as part of the 13th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®. Each award recipient will receive the coveted Riedel Crystal trophy.
“There’s probably no greater honor than being recognized by one’s peers,” said Paul G. Tuennerman, Co-Founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “The individuals, establishments, products, and publications recognized as finalists for the 2015 Spirited Awards are representative of an industry’s collective efforts to make the world a better place to drink.”
Discover more about Tales of the Cocktail® and the Annual Spirited Awards® by visiting www.TalesoftheCocktail.com.
Use this link to view a list of nominees.