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Beverage Trade Network Unveils Bartender Spirits Awards 2024 for Spirits Excellence

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09/01/2024 Beverage Trade Network Unveils Bartender Spirits Awards 2024: Celebrating Global Excellence in Spirits

Chicago, January 5, 2024, Beverage Trade Network is proud to announce the much-anticipated annual Bartender Spirits Awards 2024, a premier competition that acknowledges and celebrates the finest spirits in the industry. This esteemed event, scheduled to take place in May, brings together an assembly of distinguished spirits, expert judges, and influential bartenders to highlight the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of spirits from around the globe.

With a focus on recognizing spirits that resonate with both bartenders and consumers, the Bartender Spirits Awards is a beacon for the industry, shining a light on excellence, innovation, and outstanding taste. This year, the competition will witness an unparalleled array of spirits vying for recognition across various categories, all evaluated through the discerning eyes of top-notch judges.

Renowned spirits professionals, industry leaders, and highly skilled bartenders will join forces to assess and select the most exceptional spirits in the competition. Their expertise and diverse backgrounds contribute to the rigorous evaluation process, ensuring that only the most exceptional spirits receive recognition at the Bartender Spirits Awards 2024.

Sid Patel, CEO and Founder of Beverage Trade Network, Organizers of Bartender Spirits Awards.

“The 2024 lineup of Bartender Spirits Awards judges is the most powerful lineup of bartenders you will find in the USA. This unique opportunity to present your spirits to America's top Bartenders and benchmark the spirits for on-premise channels of USA, says Sid Patel, CEO and Founder of Beverage Trade Network”. 

The 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards witnessed almost 2000 spirits entries from all over the world showing strong growth in the international competition which has now become a leading benchmark for bartenders and hospitality professionals.

Here are a few of the names that will be judging the 2024 event:

KATIE RENSHAW, 2019 US World Class Bartender of the Year.

RENATO M. TONELLI, 2023 US Bartender of the Year and Founder at Sustainable Bartender.

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.

MIKE RYAN, Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago.

TRUDY THOMAS, Corporate Director of Beverage at Southworth Development, Spirits Educator and Mixologist, Nashville.

ABRAHAM VUCEKOVICH, Beverage Director Meadowlark Hospitality, Chicago, Meadowlark Hospitality.

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

EMILIANO VAZQUEZ PARRALE, Head Bartender, Moody Tongue Brewing Company, Chicago.

CHRIS BARNA, Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston

ARIEL NEAL, Vice President United States Bartenders Guild- Chicago Chapter, Chicago

JENEÉ CRAVER, Award-Winning Beverage Director, Chicago

JARED GIVENS, Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events at The Thompson, Hyatt Hotels, Dallas

FATIMA BUTLER, Founder at Rooted in Hospitality, Chicago

VALERIE CAO, Director of Operations & Beverage Director, Le Colonial, Chicago

MICHAEL DZIEDZIC, Bar Director at Aruns Thai Restaurant, Chicago

ELLIOTT ERNST, Country's Top 100 World Class Bartenders and Mixologist, Rockford.

MARK GALLAGHER, Experienced Sommelier and Mixologist, Chicago

DON JEWELL, Creative & Mixologist, Chicago

TIMOTHY KING, President, Bar Consultant at Prohibition Bar Group, Cincinnati

JONATHAN PIZANO, Beverage Manager at The Hoxton, Chicago

BRYSON RYAN, Bar Manager at Fitness Formula Clubs, Midlothian

ANNA THORN, Bar Manager at BOKA, Chicago

TOSHIO UENO DIPWSET, Vice President, Sake School of America, Director of Sake Specialist at MTC, El Monte

LEE ZAREMBA, Owner, De La Nonna and Enzo Discoteca De La Nonna, Los Angeles

You can see the full list of the 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards’s first round of judges here.

2023 US Bartender of the Year ‘Renato Tonelli’ To Judge 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards

In its commitment to championing excellence in the spirits industry, the Bartender Spirits Awards 2024 will provide a platform for spirits brands to showcase their quality, craftsmanship, and innovation. Winning a medal at this prestigious event signifies not only superior quality but also recognition from some of the most respected professionals in the industry.

As the Bartender Spirits Awards 2024 approaches, Beverage Trade Network invites spirits brands from across the globe to participate in this exceptional opportunity to gain recognition and accolades for their outstanding spirits.

For more information and registration details, please visit the Bartender Spirits Awards Website.

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For more information and registration details, please visit Bartender Spirits Awards.

Akash Brambhatt
USA Office: +1 855 481 1112
UK Office: + 44 330 097 0138


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