2011 London Cocktail Week Class Award Winners

Best New Bar (Opened in the 12 months up to March 2011)
WINNER: Nightjar, London
Sandinista, Manchester
Hyde & Co., Bristol
ECC Chinatown, London
London Cocktail Club, Goodge Street

Best Classic Bar
WINNER: Be At One, (across London)
The Lonsdale, London
Trio, Leeds
Tonic, Edinburgh
World Service, Nottingham

Good Times Bar
WINNER: Mojo (Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester)
The Box, London
Jake’s Bar, Leeds
El Camion, London
Hula Tiki Lounge, Manchester

Best Hotel Bar
WINNER: Zetter Townhouse, London
American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London
Booking Office, St Pancras, London
Merkaba, Brighton
Blythswood Square, Glasgow

Best Bar Menu
WINNER: Blythswood Square, Glasgow
Callooh Callay, London
Purl, London
Jekyll & Hyde, Birmingham
Bassoon, The Corinthian Hotel, London

Best Bar Manager
WINNER: Luca Cordiglieri, China Tang at The Dorchester, London
Pete Jeary, Hawksmoor Seven Dials, London
Andrea Montague, Callooh Callay, London
Sophian Ejjanfi, Salvatore at Playboy Club London
Sarah Mitchell, Graphic, London

Best Drinks Writer
WINNER: Dave Broom, Whisky Magazine and his own books
Runners-up Rebecca Seal, House Tonic
Chris Mercer, Just Drinks
Clinton Cawood, Imbibe
Emily Miles, Esquire

Best New Product
WINNER: Adnams First Rate Gin
Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Piedre Almas Pechuga Mezcal
Ardbeg Alligator

Best Brand Ambassador
WINNER: Julien Lafond, Grand Marnier
Meimi Sanchez, Havana Club
Shervene Shahbazkhani, Bacardi
Ago Perrone, Galliano
Tim Stones, Beefeater

Award for Services to the Industry
WINNER: Salvatore Calabrese

CLASS Bartender of the Year 2011
WINNER: Tristan Stephenson – Purl, Marylebone, London
The other finalists
David White – Tigerlily, Edinburgh
Jon Hughes – Sygn, Edinburgh
Susie Wong – Australasia, Manchester
Jamie Jones – Cocktail & Spirits Initiative
Ryan Chetiyawardana – Worship Street Whistling Shop, Shoreditch, London
James Wynn-Williams – All Star Lanes, London
Maxime Creusot – The Player, Soho
Justyn Bell – Hausbar, Bristol
George Collyer – Hotel du Vin, Bristol

People’s Choice Award
WINNER: Mojo (Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester)


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