11/02/2021 Zachary Faden, Lead Bartender & Manager at Brasserie Liberté, Washington DC, United States joins the 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards judging panel.
Zachary Faden is an academically trained historian turned bartender with a passion for the craft and the story of spirits and cocktails. He has bartended and overseen drink programs throughout the Washington, DC area, and is currently the Director of Spirits Curation and Education with the Museum of Distilled Spirits.
Museum of Distilled Spirits mission is to welcome the community that has an appreciation for brandy, gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whiskey to share their stories while inspiring awareness of the significance of distilled spirits to America’s cultural heritage in a celebratory, innovative, multisensory experience.
Among other honors, he won the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail Competition and was the 2nd place runner up in 2018; was selected to the Top 100 for Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition in both 2018 and 2019; and has been a Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience regional finalist in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Cocktails at Brasserie Liberté, Washington DC, Source: Zachary Faden
2020 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Washington, DC Finalist
2019 Top 100 Finalist in Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition presented by Bombay Sapphire
2019 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Washington, DC Finalist
2017 Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail Competition Winner
Zachary Faden will join the judging panel of 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards this may in San Francisco where leading bartenders of the USA will review spirits for the on-premise market.