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Tanqueray and Ketel One toast the best in the business at the World's 50 Best Bars Awards

Now in its ninth year, The World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony showcases a ranking of bars as voted for by more than 500 drinks experts from across the globe.

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On Thursday 5th October, bartenders from around the world arrived at Southwark Cathedral, London to celebrate this year's World's 50 Best Bar Awards - revealing the ultimate guide to the world’s top bars. 

London's American Bar remained in the spotlight, winning the trophy for Europe’s Best Bar before going on to win the top award on the night – the World’s Best Bar - presented by Tanqueray, the bartender’s favourite gin.

American Bar, The Savoy receiving award

Bob Nolet, 11th generation master distiller at the Nolet Distillery, presented Carla Soares of ATLAS, Singapore with the trophy for Highest New Entry in this year’s top 50. The category is sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and is awarded to the highest-ranking bar that has entered the list for the first time. 

Ketel One presenting ATLAS Singapore Highest New Entry award

With recent trends pointing to the fact that consumers are looking for quality - these bars are the top destinations for a luxury drinking experience, where the best bartenders in the world create incredible cocktail concoctions.

Tanqueray cocktail at 50 best bar awards

Speaking about the Awards, Global Marketing Manager for Tanqueray, Jo Segesser, said: “Tanqueray gin is proud to be the bartender’s favourite gin so naturally we were delighted to partner with the World’s 50 Best Bars. It’s a fantastic night for the industry and I want to congratulate all of the amazing bars that made the list, particularly American Bar, London who were delighted to win the award as the top bar for Europe. We’re delighted to share a T&T to celebrate the finest in the industry!”

Bob Nolet, whose father Carolus Nolet Sr. created Ketel One Vodka at their family distillery, was at the awards on Thursday and said: “We pride ourselves on having a special relationship with the bartending community. Every year the Nolet Distillery hosts hundreds of bartenders from all over the world to help them discover the heritage behind, and dedication that goes into, creating Ketel One, so we’re proud to support an award that brings together the very best bartending talent in a celebration of the world’s best bars.“