Barter & Shake, the acclaimed masterminds behind Century Grand, home to concepts Grey Hen Rx, Platform 18 and UnderTow, announced several Top 10 nominations in three categories for Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s 18th Annual Spirited Awards. Since its founding in 2007, the Spirited Awards® has become one of the industry’s most sought-after awards, recognizing beverage professionals, products, and establishments across every facet of the spirits and cocktail community on a global scale. 

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The Spirited Awards® are comprised of industry accolades, both domestic and international; writing and media awards; and overall awards that transcend regionality. Barter & Shake is nominated for the following U.S. categories: 

  • Best U.S. Bar Mentor – Jason Asher – Barter & Shake 
  • U.S. Bartender of the Year – Nicole Giampino – Century Grand/Platform 18 
  • Best U.S. Bar Team – Century Grand 

Founded to elevate the cocktail experience through innovative concepts and meticulous detail, Barter & Shake thrives thanks to a team passionate about history, travel, and culture. Their success is driven by a blend of exotic ingredients, unique flavors, and stunning aesthetics, setting new standards in the cocktail entertainment industry.

In partnership with Forbes–the Spirited Awards® official media partner–Tales of the Cocktail Foundation will honor recipients during the Tales of the Cocktail® (TOTC) conference, which is celebrating its 22nd year in New Orleans, July 21-26, 2024.