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Abraham Vucekovich, Beverage Director of Meadowlark Hospitality Joins Bartender Spirits Awards 2024

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28/12/2023 Abraham Vucekovich, Beverage Director at Meadowlark Hospitality, takes a seat at the BSA judging table. With experience at the renowned Violet Hour, he has become a prominent figure in the cocktail industry.

Abraham Vucekovich, the Beverage Director at Meadowlark Hospitality, brings a wealth of experience to the judging table of Bartenders Spirits Awards 2024. With a background that includes working at the renowned Violet Hour, Abraham has become a leading authority in the cocktail industry.

In addition to helming the drinks program at The Meadowlark, Vucekovich will take on the role of beverage director for Meadowlark Hospitality group as a whole, crafting a cocktail menu that leverages Union's whiskey collection and complements its beer program. He will also enhance Lardon’s nod to French and Italian cafe culture with aperitivo-style drinks that celebrate the area's unique bitter liqueurs.

Image Source: Meadowlark Hospitality Group

Along with Abraham the 2024 judging panel of the Bartenders Spirits Awards includes some top names in the US bar industry and they are:

Renato M. Tonelli 2023 US bartender of the year and founder at Sustainable Bartender.

Charles Joly World Class global bartending winner and official mixologist of the Emmy's and Oscars.

Julieta Campos Beverage and Bar Operations Director at The Fifty/50 Group, Chicago.

Damian Langarica Top 100 World Class 2023, Top 50 World Class 2022, bartender at Next of Kin, Philadelphia.

Katie Renshaw 2019 US World Class Bartender of the Year.

Mike Ryan Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago.

Trudy Thomas Corporate Director of Beverage at Southworth Development, Spirits Educator and Mixologist, Nashville.

Makenzie Helem Top 30 bartenders in the US for USBG World Class 2023 and bartender at Spilt Milk, Chicago.

Guillermo Bravo Beverage Director at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Chicago.

Danny Shapiro Founding partner in Scofflaw Group, Chicago.

Chris Barna Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston.

Elliott Ernst Country's Top 100 World Class Bartenders and Mixologist, Rockford and more.

The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, all of them with extensive expertise within the on-premise industry. The result will be a relevant and practical source of reference for bartenders, bar managers, bar owners, and other industry professionals when making purchasing decisions for their establishments.

If you are a spirits brand anywhere in the world and are looking to grow into the USA’s on-premise channels, Bartender Spirits Awards is the competition that you should enter. Brands are rated by the best in class and real trade buyers with the judging criteria that the bar managers and bartenders use when they buy for their bars.

Brands are encouraged to enter before the early bird deadline of January 31, 2024.


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