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Aussies triumph in 2020 Spirited Awards

May 5, 2020
By Alana House

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has announced the Top 10 for each category of this year’s Spirited Awards, with 10 Australian nominations in the mix.

Since its founding in 2007, the Spirited Awards has recognised beverage professionals, products, and establishments across every facet of the spirits and cocktail community on a global scale.

“It is paramount that we keep our community intact in whatever ways we can right now,” said Caroline Rosen, President of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation.

“The hospitality industry has been decimated throughout this pandemic, but we are a strong, resilient group. The ability to honor our peers is of the utmost importance and we’re so proud of this year’s class of nominees.”

MAYBE SAMMY said it was thrilled with its nominations: “It’s important, perhaps more now than ever, to support each other as a global community and recognise our accomplishments for doing something we all love⁣.”

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The Aussie finalists are:

International Bartender of the Year

Andrea Gualdi — MAYBE SAMMY, Sydney (above)
Luke Whearty — Byrdi, Melbourne

Best International Brand Ambassador

Martin Hudak — Mr Black Spirits (pictured main)

Best International Cocktail Bar


Best International Restaurant Bar

Continental Deli Bar Bistro — Newtown
Restaurant Hubert — Sydney


Best New International Cocktail Bar

Bar Margaux — Melbourne
Byrdi — Melbourne (above)

World’s Best Spirits Selection

Cantina OK! — Sydney

Best International Bar Team


Due to COVID-19, the 14th annual Spirited Awards will be in a primarily digital format this year. The Top 4 Finalists will be named on June 1, 2020.

Click here for the full list of finalists

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