“Who better than bartenders to judge the quality of the spirits that go into your glass?” That was the starting point for Dan Priseman and James Triffo organizing the very first Bartenders Best Awards in London.

We are very happy to announce that The Bitter Truth did very well and was crowned with 2 (two!!!) awards for Bartenders Best Bitters 2014 for The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters and for Bartenders Best Liqueur 2014 for The Bitter Truth Golden Falernum at the awards ceremony held in NOLA Bar London last monday. We are absolutely thrilled and grateful to get such an amazing recognition by UK`s finest behind the stick. Thank you!

The process of judging involved over 80 full-time bartender from the UK and included industry legends such as Alex Kratena from London`s Artisian Bar at The Langham, Erik Lorincz of The Savoy Hotel, Marian Beke of Nightjar & Ryan Chetiyawardana from White Lyan among many others. See full list of judges here.

Here`s the list of the 9 Category Winners

Fortified Wine: Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
Bitters: The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
Liqueur: The Bitter Truth Golden Falernum
Vodka: Belvedere Unfiltered
Gin: Geranium 55
Cognac: Pierre Ferrand 1840
Rum: Appleton 21yo
Whisky: Chivas 25yo
Tequila: Tapatio Blanco

A nice writeup on the awards can be found over at The Cocktail Lovers with an interview with Dan Priseman and James Triffo.