2011 London Cocktail Week Class Award Winners

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

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

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

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

Best Bar Menu
WINNER: Blythswood Square, Glasgow
Runners-up
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
Runners-up
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
Runners-up
Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambery
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Piedre Almas Pechuga Mezcal
Ardbeg Alligator

Best Brand Ambassador
WINNER: Julien Lafond, Grand Marnier
Runners-up
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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