Singapore the only Asian country to make the Spirited Awards Top 4s
Three bars from Singapore have made the Top 4 for this year’s Spirited Awards. By Holly Graham
When Tales of the Cocktail announced its Top 10 nominees, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong represented Asia’s bar community. But now the nominees have been whittled down to the Top 4s before the winners are announced on July 21, and Singapore is the only Asian representative still in the running.
Atlas stands to win three awards, having received nominations for Best International Cocktail Bar, World’s Best Spirits Selection and head bartender Roman Foltan is nominated for International Bartender of The Year.
Tippling Club’s Joe Schofield, who recently announced he will be leaving the decorated bar and restaurant (keep an eye out for DRiNK’s exit interview with him next week), is also in the running to win the International Bartender of the Year award. Last year Tippling Club bagged Best International Restaurant Bar.
Manhattan, which was awarded the best bar in Asia on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018, is also still in for a chance to scoop the Best International Hotel Bar award.
Below is a list of all of the Singapore bars and personalities on 2018’s Spirited Awards Top 4 lists:
International Bartender of the Year
Roman Foltan, Atlas (Singapore )
Joe Schofield, Tippling Club (Singapore)
Best International Cocktail Bar
Best International Hotel Bar
Manhattan Bar at the Regent (Singapore)
World’s Best Spirits Selection
To see this year’s full Top 4 list, click here.