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Dan Spirited win

The votes have been counted and the nominees announced for the 2012 Spirited Awards, due to be held at the legendary Tales of the Cocktail, in New Orleans later this year.London has done really rather brilliantly, but the rest of the UK has failed to put in an appearance, in a list dominated by the US and Australia, with the odd cameo from other European cities.

Congratulations to all of those that made the cut, and good luck! Full results below.

American Bartender of the Year

Eric Alperin

Jamie Boudreau

Derek Brown

Marcovaldo Dionysos

Charles Joly

Vincenzo Marianella

Ivy Mix

Jeffrey Morganthaler

Joaquin Simo

Naren Young

Best American Brand Ambassador

Erick Castro

Elayne Duke

Jamie Gordon

Guillaume Lamy

Gaston Martinez

Jackie Patterson

Todd Richman

Jim Ryan

Nick Van Tiel

Neyah White

Best American Cocktail Bar

Anvil Bar & Refuge – Houston, Texas

Bourbon & Branch – San Francisco, California

The Drawing Room – Chicago, Illinois

Dutch Kills – Long Island, New York

Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York

Columbia Room – Washington, District of Columbia

Harvard & Stone – Los Angeles, California

La Descarga – Los Angeles, California

Mayahuel – Manhattan, New York

The Varnish – Los Angeles, California

Best Bar Mentor

Bridget Albert

Sven Almenning

Julio Bermejo

Wayne Collins

Francesco Lafranconi

Chris McMillan

Steve Olson

Julie Reiner

Thad Vogler

Dushan Zaric

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar

Beretta – San Francisco, California

Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York

Craft & Commerce – San Diego, California

Eastern Standard – Boston, Massachusetts

Flatiron Lounge – Manhattan, New York

La Descarga – Los Angeles, California

Macao Trading Co – Manhattan, New York

Sable Kitchen & Bar – Chicago, Illinois

Seven Grand – Los Angeles, California

The Tippler – Manhattan, New York

Best Cocktail Writing – Author

Jenny Adams

Jared Brown and Anastatia Miller

Paul Clarke

Wayne Curtis

Dan Dunn

gaz regan

Robert Simonson

Jason Wilson

Dave Wondrich

Naren Young

Best Cocktail Writing – Non Book

Barchick.com

Barlife UK

Find. Eat. Drink.

Food Republic

Liquor.com

Mutineer Magazine

Saveur

Shakestir.com

Tasting Panel

Time Out NY

Best International Brand Ambassador

Colin Asare-Appiah

Jacob Briars

Ian Burrell

Tal Nadari

Matt Pomeroy

Jamie Terrell

Manuel Terron

Claire Smith

Angus Winchester

Brian Van Flandern

Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book

The American Cocktail) by the Editors of Imbibe (US

Beta Cocktails by Kirk Estopinal and Maksym Pazuniak

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All by Brad Thomas Parsons

gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011 by gaz regan

Home Bar Basics and Not-so-Basics by David Stolte

Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never Ending Happy Hour by Dan Dunn

The Mixellany Guide to Vermouth & Other Apertifs by Jared Brown and Anastatia Miller

PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan

Best New Product

Bombay Sapphire East

Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum

Cocktail Kingdom’s Blue Blazer Mugs

Cognac Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula

Fee Brother’s Gin Barrel-Aged Orange Bitters

Lillet Rose

Perlini System

Redemption Rye

Steve Schneider Standard Issue Ice Mallet

Tomr’s Handcrafted Tonic Syrup

Best Restaurant Bar

Bar Agricole – San Francisco, California

The Beagle – Manhattan, New York

Beaker & Flask – Portland, Oregon

Heaven’s Dog – San Francisco, California

Lani Kai – Manhattan, New York

No. 9 Park – Boston, Massachusetts

Rivera – Los Angeles, California

Sable – Chicago, Illinois

Saxon + Parole – Manhattan, New York

Slanted Door – San Francisco, California

International Bartender of the Year

Massimo Greco

Misty Kalkofen

Zdenek Kastanek

Alex Kratena

Max La Rocca

Sam Ross

Michael Madrusan

Shawn Soole

Phil Ward

Dushan Zaric

World’s Best Cocktail Bar

69 Colebrooke Row – London, United Kingdom

Black Pearl –Melbourne, Australia

Callooh Callay – London, United Kingdom

Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York

The Connaught Bar – London, United Kingdom

Drink – Boston, Massachusetts

Eau-de-Vie – Sydney, Australia

Mayahuel – Manhattan, New York

Nightjar – London, United Kingdom

The Varnish – Los Angeles, California

World’s Best Cocktail Menu

Aviary – Chicago, Illinois

Bar le Forum –Paris, France

Black Pearl – Melbourne, Australia

Callooh Callay – London, United Kingdom

Clover Club – Brooklyn, New York

Mayahuel – Manhattan, New York

The Raines Law Room – Manhattan, New York

The Roosevelt – Sydney, Australia

Sable – Chicago, Illinois

Worship Street Whistling Shop – London, United Kingdom

World’s Best Drinks Selection

Artesian at The Langham – London, United Kingdom

Canon – Seattle, Washington

Capri Lounge – Cologne, Germany

Daddy-O – Manhattan, New York

Death & Co. – Manhattan, New York

Eau-de-Vie – Sydney, Australia

Sable – Chicago, Illinois

Salvatore at Playboy – London, United Kingdom

Sanctuaria – St. Louis, Missouri

Widder Bar – Zurich, Switzerland

World’s Best Hotel Bar

Artesian at The Langham – London, United Kingdom

Clive’s Classic Lounge at Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites – Victoria, British Columbia

Clyde Common at Ace Hotel – Portland, Oregon

The Connaught Bar at The Connaught – London, United Kingdom

Lantern’s Keep at The Iroquois Hotel – Manhattan, New York

Roomers Bar – Frankfurt, Germany

Sable at Hotel Palomar – Chicago, Illinois

The Spare Room at The Roosevelt – Los Angeles, California

Vesper Bar at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, Nevada

ZTH at The Zetter Townhouse – London, United Kingdom

World’s Best New Cocktail Bar

Aviary – Chicago, Illinois

Candelaria – Paris, France

Canon – Seattle, Washington

The Everleigh – Melbourne, Australia

Happiness Forgets – London, United Kingdom

Harvard & Stone – Los Angeles, California

Maison Premiere – Brooklyn, New York

Mother’s Ruin – New York, New York

Worship Street Whistling Shop – London, United Kingdom

ZTH – London, United Kingdom

Image: Dan Warner, collecting his Spirited Award for Best International Brand Ambassador 2011

News item from Imbibe.com, 18-05-2012

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