Tales of the Cocktail Announces Changes to Spirited Awards


To address the increasing growth of the cocktail industry, Tales of the Cocktail has introduced new awards and introduced new judging committees for the 2014 Spirited Awards.

2014 Spirited Awards Committee:

  • Spirited Awards chairman – Simon Ford
  • Awards secretary – Claire Bertin-Lang
  • International Judging Committee leader– Jacob Briars
  • Writing Committee leader – David Wondrich
  • Tales of the Cocktail representatives – Ann Tuennerman and Michelle Dunnick

 2014 Regional Committee Judging leaders:

  • West Coast Committee Chairman – Erick Castro
  • East Coast Committee Chairman – Jackson Cannon
  • Central USA Committee Chairman – Sean Kenyon

The Spirited Awards Nomination Form will be live on Friday, January 31, at 12:01 a.m. CST.  

2014 Award Categories:

  • American/International Bartender of the Year
  • Best American/International Brand Ambassador
  • Best American/International Cocktail Bar
  • Best American/International High Volume Cocktail Ba
  • Best American/International Restaurant Bar
  • Best American/International Hotel Bar
  • Best New American/International Cocktail Bar
  • Best American/International Bar Team
  • Best Bar Mentor
  • Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer
  • Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
  • Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
  • Best New Product
  • World’s Best Cocktail Menu
  • World’s Best Drinks Selection




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Is there a website affiliated with these awards? I found talesofthecocktails.com but it doesn't mention anything about the awards....? Is there another site where the nomination forms will be on Jan. 31?

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