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Melbourne’s Black Pearl named Best International Cocktail Bar at Tales

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Tales of the Cocktail for 2017 has wrapped up, culminating in the Spirited Awards. A big shout out to Melbourne venue Black Pearl who took out Best International Cocktail Bar! Drinks World’s own Chris Wheeler was on the scene in The Big Easy and celebrated the honour with the Black Pearl guys at the Jameson closing party.

It’s no surprise that Black Pearl is continuously ranked in the World’s 50 Best Bars list, and has proven it holds its own with the world’s best. Situated in the inner north suburb of Fitzroy, the venue houses a master bar crew who sling delicious cocktails, with skills to match and a menu showcasing in house creations. It’s also one of the few bars that manages to keep a neighbourhood vibe. Congratulations to Tash Conte and the Black Pearl crew on the award, we can’t wait to drop by for a drink and cheers in person.

Drinks World would like to congratulate the venues, bartenders, bar teams, brand ambassadors, media and industry folk who took out awards at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail. A special note must also go to Germany’s Charles Schumann who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Schumann is known not only as one of Munich’s best bartenders, but is also a political scientist, journalist and an author of several best-sellers.


The full list of Spirited Award Winners for 2017 is below.

AMERICAN CATEGORIES

Best American Bar Team

Presented by William Grant & Sons 

The NoMad Bar (New York)

Best American Brand Ambassador

Presented by NOCCPS

Misty Kalkofen (Del Maguey)

Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar

Presented by William Grant & Sons 

Sweet Liberty Drinks and Supply Co. (Miami, FL)

Best American Restaurant Bar

Presented by Suze

Dante (New York)

American Bartender of the Year

Presented by Bacardi

Jeff Bell (New York)

Best American Cocktail Bar

Presented by Lillet

Columbia Room (Washington, D.C)

Best American Hotel Bar

Presented by Elijah Craig

The Hawthorne at Hotel Commonwealth (Boston)

Best New American Cocktail Bar

Presented by Luxardo

BlackTail (New York)

 

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

Best International Bar Team

Presented by Angostura

Dandelyan (London)

Best International Brand Ambassador

Presented by Rutte

Camille Ralph Vidal (St. Germain)

Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar

Presented by 1724 Tonic Water

Trailer Happiness (London)

Best International Restaurant Bar

Presented by Suze

Tippling Club (Singapore)

International Bartender of the Year

Presented by Bacardi

Shingo Gokan (Shanghai)

Best International Cocktail Bar

Presented by Chivas

Black Pearl (Melbourne)

Best International Hotel Bar

Presented by Bound Bar

Dandelyan at the Mondrian (London)

Best New International Cocktail Bar

Presented by Pierre Ferrand

Swift (London)

 

WRITING CATEGORIES

Best Cocktail and Spirits Publication

Presented by Gin Mare

Hot Rum Cow

Best New Cocktail & Bartending Book

Presented by Nikka Whisky

Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin and Rebecca Cate

Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer

Presented by Beam Suntory

Wayne Curtis

Best New Spirits Book

Presented by Pierre Ferrand

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick

GLOBAL CATEGORIES

Best Bar Mentor

Presented by BarSmarts

David Wondrich

World’s Best Cocktail Menu

Presented by Beam Suntory

Trick Dog (San Francisco)

Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient

Presented by Bound Bar

ITALICUS – Rosolio di Bergamotto (Italy)

World’s Best Spirits Selection

Presented by Montecristo Cigar Bar

canon: whiskey and bitters emporium (Seattle)

World’s Best Cocktail Bar

Presented by Elijah Craig

Dandelyan (London)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented by William Grant & Sons

Charles Schumann