The top 100 most influential list has been released in anticipation of Sydney Bar Week.
You can view the full list here.
As always, surprised but proud to see my name on a list with so many talented and hospitable people.
It’s that time of year again, and the fine folks who organise Tales of the Cocktail each year have announce the top 10 finalists for each of the categories for their much vaunted Spirited Awards.
If you click the link above, you might find it kind of odd that there are American and International bartender awards, and that international bartenders, like our own Sam Ross, who is working in America, and likely will be for some time,
is not eligible to be not being considered for an American bartending award. It becomes less confusing, I suppose, when you remember that the Americans play a World Series of Baseball, which the Japanese and Mexican teams are not invited to compete in, while Japanese and Mexican nationals playing for US teams can. I hope that cleared things up…
Despite the oxymoronical nature of the previous paragraph, it is a great testament to the effort that has been put in building a bar culture down here on the other side of the world that the number of finalists has risen again this year.
Anyways, a hearty well done to the guys who’ve made the grade. Hopefully we can top last years efforts by Eau de Vie and bring home even more awards.
American Bartender of the Year
Best American Brand Ambassador
Best Bar Mentor
Best Cocktail Writing – Author
Best International Brand Ambassador
International Bartender of the Year
World’s Best Cocktail Bar
World’s Best Cocktail Menu
World’s Best Drinks Selection
World’s Best New Cocktail Bar