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Tales of the Cocktail: Top 4 finalists invited to Annual Spirited Awards®

on 08/06/12 at 9:45 am

Booze News

On Saturday, July 28, 2012 the most respected minds in the cocktail industry will gather to recognize national and international nominees across 17 prestigious categories.

After a thorough selection process, the top four finalists have been chosen for the Annual Spirited Awards® Ceremony. The Spirited Awards® honors the bars, bartenders, writers, experts and other members of the cocktail industry who have exiled above their contemporaries for the 2012 year. As a part of this years Tales of the Cocktail® 10thAnniversary celebration, the top four finalists per category are invited to attend the award ceremony on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans.

The finalists will travel from around the world to gather together and celebrate their positive impact on the cocktail world. Each award recipient will receive an exclusive Riedel Crystal trophy.

Pernod Ricard USA will once again sponsor this year’s Spirited Awards®, the fifth consecutive year the company has participated in the event. Also, as part of the evening’s festivities, Beverage Media Group, Inc. will recognize 10 Up & Coming Mixologists, selected from participants of the Tales of the Cocktail® Apprentice Program.

Tickets to the Spirited Awards® ceremony can now be purchased online at TalesoftheCocktail.com for $65.00 for individuals or $650.00 per table of 10 seats. The Spirited Awards® are just one part of the historic 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail® being held in New Orleans July 25-29, 2012. Visit the Tales of the Cocktail® website to learn more about the week’s spirited schedule of events.

Please see below for a complete list of the top four nominees according to category.

American Bartender of the Year

  • Eric Alperin
  • Charles Joly
  • Jeffrey Morganthaler
  • Joaquin Simo