Imbibe’s Drinks List of the Year is back

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Launched last year, Imbibe‘s Drinks List of the Year, a competition that aims to find and reward the best cocktail and spirits lists in bars across the UK, is back and open for entries.

Bigger and better, this year is in partnership with Maxxium UKone of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative spirits companies, and looking for bars from all over Great Britain to showcase their drool-worthy drinks lists. 

With awards including Avant-Garde Cocktail List of the Year, for lists showing creativity and originality; Classic Cocktail List of the Year, for the best-executed classics or twists; Themed List of the Year for lists with a particular focus; and the acknowledgment of the best lists for cognac, whisk(e)y, gin and rum, there’s no reason not to enter.

2016’s Drinks List winners

Won last year by non other than Dandelyan the final award, the coveted Drinks List of the Year, will crown the bar with the ultimate drinks list.

This year’s judging panel welcomes a selection of few new faces, including cognac expert Michelle Brachet, drinks consultant Monica Berg and bar operator Lyndon Higginson.

The deadline to enter is 14 July 2017, after which a judging panel including Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown, Amanda Humphrey, Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison and Peter Dorelli will review the lists and select a shortlist to be revealed in our September/October issue.

This year, we are especially calling on bars from outside of London to get involved and give the capital a run for its money. The final winners will be revealed in November at our glittering awards ceremony.

You can already enter your list on our website, where you will also find more information about the competition, the categories and the judging process, or follow the action on the hashtag #DLOTY2017

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