Nominations open for Scottish Bartenders Network annual awards

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Nominations are now open for the third annual awards for the best bars and bartenders in Scotland, run by the Scottish Bartenders Network.

The awards are spread across 10 categories, covering best cocktail bar, hotel bar, new bar and cocktail menu as well as young bartender, bartender, bar manager, beer champion, whisky advocate and the “Legend Award”.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at BAaD in Glasgow’s East End on October 28 – the evening after Boutique Bar Show which is in the Old Fruit Markets in the Merchant City.

For the first time, there will also be regional winners for each category for the west, the north and the east while will be announced on October 25 ahead of the overall winners three days later.

Nominations will close on October 20. The awards will be decided by judges in each region with a wealth of experience, with the final decision made by the whole panel.

The awards are organised for the Scottish Bartenders Network by bartender Martin Duffy from consultancy Solid Liquids. The awards event is being run by Glasgow-based LA Group.

Click below to vote in the different categories:

Young bartender of the year
Bartender of the year
Best new bar
Cocktail bar of the year
Hotel bar of the year
Beer champion
Whisky advocate
Cocktail menu of the year
Bar manager of the year
The Legend Award

Sponsors include Red Squirrel Brands, Star of Bombay gin, Pickering’s Gin, Daffy’s Gin, The Hanging Bat Brewing Co, Wemyss Malts, Gruppo Campari, Skipper Rum and Eden Mill Brewery & Distillery.

For further details, contact Martin Duffy at

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