London’s Lyaness Wins Top Honor At The 16th Annual Spirited Awards

London’s Lyaness roared to victory at the 16th yearly Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Ryan Chetiyawardana—a longtime darling of the hospitality entire world awards circuit—bested Fifty Mils, Charles H. Seoul, and the American Bar at The Stafford, as his famed cocktail cathedral was named World’s Greatest Bar for 2022.

Lyaness, previously mentioned, was also honored as the Greatest Intercontinental Resort Bar and Chetiyawardana acquired yet another shot of acclaim as his Washington D.C. outpost, Silver Lyan (which was awarded Best New American Cocktail Bar in 2020), was acknowledged as the Most effective U.S. Lodge Bar for 2022.

“We’ve been quite fortuitous with awards over the years—and they’ve coated everything from our groups, design, menus to spaces,” Chetiyawardana (aka “Mr. Lyan”) explained. “But there’s also been heaps of transform. We shut Dandelyan to pave the way for Lyaness—and to problem a new aspect of the world of meals and consume that we assumed was tremendous significant, and truly pay back tribute to the good results we’d had with the bar.”

A further feline-impressed watering hole—Masahiro Urushido’s Katana Kitten in Manhattan—was honored as the Very best U.S. Cocktail Bar (topping New York’s Bar Goto, The Roosevelt Area in Austin, and Thunderbolt in Los Angeles). Urushido also took home prizes in two other significant categories: Ideal U.S. Bar Crew and Very best New Cocktail or Bartending E-book for his 2021 tome, The Japanese Artwork of the Cocktail.

Urushido and Chetiyawardana weren’t the only ones to consider dwelling a number of accolades. A Bar With Shapes for a Identify in London was honored as this year’s Most effective New Global Cocktail Bar—and its founder, Remy Savage, was celebrated as Worldwide Bartender of the Calendar year. Locally, New Orleans’ beloved Jewel of the South was named Finest U.S. Cafe Bar and founder Chris Hannah won U.S. Bartender of the Calendar year. Australia’s Possibly Sammy, a perennial awards most loved, gained Finest Intercontinental Bar Team and its artistic director, Martin Hudak, received Most effective Global Brand Ambassador for Mr Black Spirits.

Geographically speaking, London dominated the awards in the worldwide types with five standout wins out of 8 awards. In addition to Lyaness and A Bar With Styles for a Name, Monica Berg and Alex Kratena’s Tayēr + Elementary in Shoreditch was named Very best International Cocktail Bar (beating Pujol, Le Marie Celeste, and Danico). And Captivating Fish, the Asian hotspot in Mayfair, is this year’s Most effective Worldwide Cafe Bar.

The Spirited Awards, which shut out the 20th yearly Tales of the Cocktail competition, returned in human being for the initial time because 2019 and the audience in the ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans celebrated the winners with many standing ovations through the night time. (Full disclosure: Forbes is the official media partner of the Spirited Awards.)

“The ingenuity and resiliency of the drinks marketplace is certainly distinctive and justifies to be celebrated,” explained Eileen Wayner, CEO of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. “Bringing this community back again with each other in New Orleans, the hospitality funds of the world, to commemorate 20 years of development is going to be these kinds of a pivotal instant. I hope it serves as a reminder, that this business provides not only a room to assemble, uncover joy and community, but also to working experience the innovation of bartenders and goods across the bar all-around the entire world. Bringing again the Spirited Awards, soon after a necessary crack due to Covid’s devastating impact, will reinforce the excellence and innovation of the bars, bartenders, writers and goods that push world-wide hospitality developments.”

The evening’s big winner, Chetiyawardana, echoed that sentiment. “The nominations this calendar year have been hugely vital to us,” he mentioned, “It assists cement for us that we are generating beneficial selections, and that it is resonating with our friends, but generally for aiding bolster that belief and exhilaration for our groups and all the challenging operate and enthusiasm they are putting into performing a thing so diverse.

“All that is exacerbated by the pandemic,” Chetiyawardana continued. “To be equipped to occur again by means of and have positives to rejoice is amazing. But the pandemic also quick-tracked a great deal of the things we required to handle with the venues, so it feels even additional vital to be obtaining that recognition and that booster to keep battling for the difficulties we want to transform and problem.”

See the full record of winners from the 2022 Spirited Awards beneath:


Intercontinental Classes

Worldwide Bartender of the Yr: Remy Savage, 🔵🟥🔶 A Bar with Shapes for a Identify (London, British isles)

Very best Global Bar Mentor: Lauren Mote

Very best Global Brand name Ambassador: Martin Hudak, Mr Black Spirits

Most effective Worldwide Bar Crew: Maybe Sammy (Sydney, Australia)

Finest Global Cocktail Bar: Tayēr + Elementary (London, British isles)

Most effective International Lodge Bar: Lyaness at Sea Containers London (London, United kingdom)

Best Worldwide Cafe Bar: Sexy Fish (London, British isles)

Greatest New Global Cocktail Bar: 🔵🟥🔶 A Bar with Styles for a Identify (London, British isles)

U.S. Groups

U.S. Bartender of the Calendar year: Chris Hannah, Jewel of the South (New Orleans, LA)

Ideal U.S. Bar Mentor: Sean Kenyon

Ideal U.S. Model Ambassador: Lynn Property, Heaven Hill

Ideal U.S. Bar Staff: Katana Kitten (New York, NY)

Greatest U.S. Cocktail Bar: Katana Kitten (New York, NY)

Ideal U.S. Resort Bar: Silver Lyan at the Riggs Washington D.C. (Washington, D.C.)

Ideal U.S. Cafe Bar: Jewel of the South (New Orleans, LA)

Most effective New U.S. Cocktail Bar: Satisfied Accidents (Albuquerque, NM)

Creating & MEDIA Groups

Most effective Cocktail & Spirits Publication: VinePair

Best Broadcast, Podcast, or Online Video clip Series: The Cocktail Lovers Podcast

Best Cocktail & Spirits Producing: “Get Actual: The bar planet appears to be like beyond feel-great steps on sustainability and local climate transform” by Max Falkowitz for Imbibe Journal

Finest New Cocktail or Bartending Reserve: The Japanese Artwork of the Cocktail by Masahiro Urushido and Michael Anstendig

Finest New E-book on Drinks Tradition, Background, or Spirits: The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails edited by David Wondrich with Noah Rothbaum

World Classes

World’s Greatest Bar: Lyaness at Sea Containers London (London, Uk)

Finest New Spirit or Cocktail Component: Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Italian Orange

World’s Finest Cocktail Menu: Minimal Crimson Door (Paris, France)

World’s Most effective Spirits Variety: Jack Rose Dining Saloon (Washington, D.C.)

Pioneer Award: Amanda Gunderson, CEO & Cofounder at One more Round A further Rally

Timeless Global Award: Harry’s New York Bar (Paris, France)

Timeless U.S. Award: Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle (New York, NY)

Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award: Julie Reiner, Cofounder at Clover Club, Leyenda, Social Hour Cocktails, and Mixtress Consulting