TOTC names top 10 Spirited Awards 2020 nominees

5th May, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers

Writing and media categories

The Nomad Cocktail Book was penned by Leo Robitschek

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Class Magazine

Cocktail Lovers

Cocktail Wonk

Difford’s Guide

Drink Magazine Asia

Half Full

The Daily Expo

The Spirits Business


Best Cocktail & Spirits Writing presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

M Carrie Allan, ‘Chartreuse liqueur’s popularity has soared. But how do you market the elixir without offending the monks who make it?’ The Washington Post

Céline Bossart, ‘Sexism in the bartending world is real. Here are some ways to handle it”

Wayne Curtis, ‘Mixopedia: under foot’ Imbibe

Philip Duff, ‘Duff said: unwise investments’ Drinks International

Aaron Goldfarb, ‘Janee: where is she now’ Punch

Kara Newman, ‘Can there be terroir in spirits?’ Wine Enthusiast

Becky Paskin, ‘The case for drinking Scotch in tiki cocktails’ The Daily Beast

Matt Pietrek, ‘Can the US Recognise rum regulations?’ Cocktail Wonk

Clay Risen, ‘Yes, African-Americans drink Bourbon. You’d never know it from the marketing’ The New York Times 

Hamish Smith, ‘New Yawk Boyz’ Class Magazine

Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Bar Chef: Handcrafted Cocktails By Christiaan Rollich and Carolynn Carreño

Cocktails with a Twist by Kara Newman

Great Northern Cocktails by Shawn Soole

Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City by Gabriel Urrutia

Minimalist Tiki: A Cocktail Wonk Look at Classic Libations and the Modern Tiki Vanguard by Matt Pietrek

Schofield’s Fine and Classic Cocktails: Celebrated Libations & Other Fancy Drinks by Daniel Schofield and Joe Schofield

Sip: 100 Gin Cocktails with Only Three Ingredients by Sipsmith

The Martini Cocktail: A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes by Robert Simonson

The Nomad Cocktail Book by Leo Robitschek

Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails by Shannon Mustipher

Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Amaro Italiano by Matteo Zed

Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture by Derek Sandhaus

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time by Brad Thomas Parsons

Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World by Derek Brown and Robert Yule

The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes by Robin Robinson

The Tequila Dictionary: An A–Z of All Things Tequila, Mezcal and Agave Spirits by Eric Zandona

The World Atlas of Gin: Explore the Gins of More Than 50 Countries by Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley

Understanding Spirits: Explaining Style and Quality by WSET

*Due to a limited number of submissions, this category includes less than 10 nominees

Best Broadcast, Podcast or Online Video Series presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Difford’s Guide

Happy Hour History

Life Behind Bars

Living Proof: Conversations for Bartenders

Post Shift Podcast with Shawn Soole

Shift Drink

That Boutique-y Broadcasting Company’s Uncorked: Whisky Sessions

The Speakeasy

What We’re Drinking with Dan Dunn

Whisky Cast

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