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Over the weekend, Tales of the Cocktail announced the finalists for this year's Spirited Awards. Not only were our advisory board members Dushan Zaric and Jim Meehan nominated for Best Bar Mentor, but Liquor.com also made the list for Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication.

So raise a glass to all of the nominees! Check out a few of the bartenders and bars who made the list below and be sure to check out the full list of nominees at Tales of the Cocktail.

American Bartender of the Year
Jeff Bell (New York)
Erick Castro (San Diego)
Marcovaldo Dionysos (San Francisco)
Bobby Heugel (Houston)
Sean Kenyon (Denver)
John Lermayer (Miami)
Ryan Maybee (Kansas City)
Ivy Mix (New York)
Jeffrey Morgenthaler (Portland)
Pamela Wiznitzer (New York)

Best American Cocktail Bar
Anvil Bar & Refuge (Houston)
The Aviary (Chicago)
canon: whiskey and bitters emporium (Seattle)
Cure (New Orleans)
The Dead Rabbit (New York)
Noble Experiment (San Diego)
Prizefighter (Emeryville)
Smuggler’s Cove (San Francisco)
Trick Dog (San Francisco)
Williams & Graham (Denver)

Best New American Cocktail Bar
Attaboy (New York)
Cane & Table (New Orleans)
Celeste (Chicago)
Golden Cadillac (New York)
Half Step (Austin)
Mockingbird Hill (Washington, D.C.)
Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library (Portland)
Scofflaw (Chicago)
Three Dots and a Dash (Chicago)
ZZ’s Clam Bar (New York)

Best Cocktail & Spirits Publication
Alcademics.com (United States)
Australian Bartender magazine (Australia)
BarLifeUK (United Kingdom)
DRINK (China)
Ginger Magazine (France)
Imbibe Magazine (United States)
Liquor.com (United States)
PUNCH(punchdrink.com) (United States)
The Cocktail Lovers magazine (United Kingdom)
The Spirits Business (United Kingdom)