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These are the winners of the DRiNK Awards 2020 

Find out who won what tonight at the DRiNK Awards 2020 in Shanghai. By Holly Graham.

While 2020 has been a very tough year, we at DRiNK are extremely proud that our annual awards could happen for fifth year running, especially as it gives our industry family in China and Asia something to celebrate. The DRiNK Awards 2020 edition celebrated the best bartenders, bars, brands and hospitality heroes of China and Asia’s bar industry at the Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, with pop up bars from some of China’s best.

One of the big Asia winners of the night was Jigger & Pony (Singapore), who continued their stellar year by winning Bar Team (Asia) and Bar of the Year (Asia). 2020 also saw Bannie Kang crowned as the first female to win Bartender of the Year (Asia). The Hope Group, the group behind Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou as well as other concepts, scored a hattrick winning the Entrepreneurship Award, Regional Bar of the Year (South), and the coveted Bar of the Year – a testament to their innovation and proactiveness throughout the challenges of the pandemic.

The winners for China’s categories were revealed to the live audience of over 650 guests, while the winners of the Asia awards were presented virtually. Winners of the Asia awards categories were decided by a panel of 150 industry professionals in the Asia region. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the bar industry, all judges were asked to carefully based on who, what and where had inspired them in each category this year.

The DRiNK Awards 2020 crowned 23 bars, brands and people and here, without further ado, is a list of all the winners:

Visionary Award

Presented by Flor de Cana Rum; Fernet Hunter

Bar in a Bottle by LAIBA x Peddlers Gin

 

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Design Award

Presented by Campari 

J.Boroski Shanghai,  Shanghai

 

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Bartender Brand

Presented by DRiNK 

Campari

 

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Brand Ambassador

Presented by Small Batch Learning

余天音Cross Yu, Maker’s Mark

 

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Wine Program

Presented by Ray Fine Wines 

8 1/2 Otto Mezzo BOMBANA, Shanghai

 

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Beer Program

Presented by Asahi Super Dry

18号酒馆, Wuhan

 

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Cocktail Program

Presented by Cointreau 

Flavor Tiki, Chongqing

 

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High Volume Bar

Presented by Bombay Sapphire; Martini Fiero; Patrón 

KOR,  Shanghai

 

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Hotel Bar

Presented by The London Essence Company 

Café Gray Deluxe – The Middle House Shanghai

 

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Restaurant Bar

Presented by Dewar’s

Sober Company, Shanghai

 

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Service Award

Presented by Rémy Martin 

Sober Company, Shanghai

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Entrepreneurship Award

Presented by Havana Club 

The Hope Group

 

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Founders Award

Presented by Thirsty Work Productions 

冒建强Tree Mao

 

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Bar Team (Asia)

Presented by Luxardo 

Jigger & Pony, 新加坡Singapore

 

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Bartender of the Year (Asia)

Presented by Luxardo 

Bannie Kang

 

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Bar of the Year (Asia)

Presented by Luxardo

 Jigger & Pony, Singapore

 

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Regional Bar of the Year (North)

Presented by: The SG Shochu 

Scandal, Beijing

 

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Regional Bar of the Year (South)

Presented by Amaro Montenegro 

Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou

 

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Regional Bar of the Year (East)

Presented by Tanqueray

 Sober Company, Shanghai

 

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Regional Bar of the Year (West)

Presented by Loch Lomond 

Flavor Tiki, Chongqing

 

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Bar Team

Presented by Chivas Regal 

E.P.I.C., Shanghai

 

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Bartender of the Year

Presented by: 江小白 JIANGXIAOBAI 

刘明 Ethan Liu

 

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Bar of the Year

Presented by Maker’s Mark

Hope & Sesame, Guangzhou

 

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