Tippling Club has been nominated as top 10 finalists across three categories in the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards – World’s Best Cocktail Menu; International Bartender of the Year; and Best International Restaurant Bar. The finalists for each category were selected from over a thousand incredibly qualified nominations, by committees consisting of the industry’s most respected professionals and led by Spirited Awards chairperson Charlotte Voisey. Making its debut on the World’s Best Cocktail Menu category is Tippling Club’s memory-triggering Sensorium Menu, an olfactory drinking experience that is delivered through 12 unique scents. It joins the ranks of reputed cocktail institutions from around the world, including London’s The Savoy and New York City’s The Dead Rabbit, among others. Launched in September 2016 by head bartender Joe Schofield and chef-owner Ryan Clift, the aroma-forward menu has since won the plaudits of industry experts and bartending authorities alike, paving the way for Schofield as he takes his place among this year’s International Bartender of the Year top 10 contenders.
The Sensorium Menu started as a simple idea a year ago, and has since evolved into a full-fledged cocktail program that is truly one-of-a-kind. Being recognized by Tales of the Cocktail is an incredible affirmation of the hard work and dedication that the team has tirelessly invested in championing our craft. I am honored to be able to lead them in flying the Tippling flag far and wide,” enthuses Schofield, who joined Tippling Club in early 2016. Adjoining Tippling Club’s award-winning bar program is an equally lauded modern gastronomy restaurant—helmed by chef-owner Ryan Clift—which has been putting forth innovative, ultra-progressive cuisine and cocktail pairings to the palates of local gastronomes since 2008. Tippling Club’s wide-reaching reputation as both a dining and drinking destination continues to precede itself; returning as a finalist in the Best International Restaurant Bar category for a third consecutive year. The three Spirited Awards® nominations are the latest addition to Tippling Club’s growing mantel of bartending accolades, alongside four recent top billings in The Bar Awards Singapore for Best Restaurant Bar, Most Creative Cocktail Bar, Best Cocktail Bar, and Bartender of the Year; and an upcoming placement in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017, to be announced in the later half of June- 2017 is a monumental milestone for Tippling Club.
The nominations are a timely testament to the great strides we have taken over the years, and will go a long way in inspiring the next chapter of Tippling Club,” attests Clift. Other Singapore-based Spirited Awards 2017 finalists include ATLAS (World’s Best Spirits Selection, Best New International Cocktail Bar); Manhattan Bar at The Regent (Best International Hotel Bar); Steve Schneider of Employees Only (International Bartender of the Year); and Zdenek Kastanek (Best Bar Mentor).
The top four Spirited Awards nominees in each category will be announced via an exclusive Tales of the Cocktail Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday, 17 June, at 3:00AM SGT. Winners will be announced at the Spirited Awards ceremony in New Orleans on Saturday, 22 July, during the 15th Annual Tales of the Cocktail.