Part one of the end of my Tales blogging. Some of the nominees were previously mentioned, here.
I'd never been in a place quite like Harrah's and I felt like I walked miles to get to the theater where the awards ceremony was being held.
"Oh man...so many people! And tables! I'll be at tables with people!" I thought, beginning to panic once I saw all the dinner tables set up. I camped out with Hanna Lee from Hanna Lee Communications for a while and I'd like to thank Mr. Eben Freeman for taking me under his wing so that I didn't freeze up and die by painful shyness.
Here are the winners:
Best Drinks Selection
1806 Melbourne Australia
Best Classic Cocktail Bar
Milk and Honey, NYC
World’s Best Cocktail Bar
Le Lion - Hamburg, Germany
Best New Cocktail Bar
Ruby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixologist/Bartender of the Year
Nick Strangeway - Hawksmoor, London, England
Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book
Imbibe by David Wondrich
Best Cocktail Writing
Gary Regan (San Francisco Chronicle)
Best New Product
Fever Tree Mixers
Best Cocktail Menu
Ruby - Copenhagen, Denmark
Best Drinks Brand Representative/Brand Ambassador
Jason Crawley - Maxxium, Australia.
Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award
Dale DeGroff - King Cocktail