In the early hours of Sunday morning in New Orleans, Tales of the Cocktail announced their 10th Annual Spirited Awards winners for 2016. We are delighted to announce that The Savoy’s American Bar won Best International Bar Team.
Following the most diverse nomination pool in the history of the show and a rigorous judging process by some of the most respected minds in the cocktail industry, this is a fantastic achievement for The Savoy, the American Bar and Head Bartender Erik Lorincz and his hard-working and highly creative team.
This is not the first time that the American Bar has achieved great success at Tales of the Cocktail; in 2011 the American Bar was named the World’s Best Hotel Bar and Erik Lorincz as International Bartender of the Year. Since then the American Bar have been nominated every single year for various categories, so it is a great honour that they have once again been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the international bar scene.
Inspired by the iconic sights of London, The American Bar launched their newest and most ambitious menu in January 2016 to great accolade. The American Bar may be the longest-surviving cocktail bar in England, and one of the most iconic in the world, but its continuous success and reinvention shows that the bar is still very much at the forefront of the beverage industry.
Since 2007, the Spirited Awards have recognised the very best bars, bartenders, writers and experts, becoming the industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards. Finalists and winners were voted on by a panel of more than 100 industry experts. Voting was a week long process that required extensive knowledge in each category. The votes were checked by the Super Committee and tallied to determine the finalists and ultimately the winners.
Commenting on the win, bar manager Declan McGurk said; ‘We are immensely proud to be recognised by our industry in such a manner. Our bar is steeped in history and to receive this award will add yet another story to the American Bar legacy’.