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Bartender Spirits Awards

Bartender Spirits Awards
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John Swartz

Lead Bartender, The Battery

Before joining the The Battery team as Lead Bartender, John Swartz first demonstrated his passion for the hospitality industry at the tender age of five years old. His family’s hotel business in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo allowed him get an early start practicing his hosting skills at the reception desk. John grew up knowing everyone in the local tourism industry, it was during this time that he says hospitality “became a part of him”. 

John left Mexico briefly to study film in Texas, however, he continued to gravitate toward the hospitality industry by tending bar throughout his college years. His sustained interest in food and beverage eventually led him to take bartending courses in Mexico City, at the Centro de Capacitation Pata Negra. The specialized school for mixology was the gateway to his career in the Pata Negra group, where he managed and helped open new tapas bar locations.


Get Your Spirits Brands Rated by John Swartz!

Bartender Spirits Awards gathers the top on-premise buyers, bar managers, and bartenders who have a direct influence on the US on-premise market.

Grow Your On-Premise Brand Presence In The US Market by put your spirits in front of them and get rated by Mixability, Balance & Versatility, Price, Packaging, and Taste, Mouthfeel & Finish. Save up to $55 per spirit.

BSA Entry Process & Fees

 

Deadline For Submission Is Approaching Fast

 

Leading spirits brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of top on-premise buyers, Bar managers, bartenders, and influencers within the U.S. on-premise industry. Time to submit your spirits in the 2020 Bartender Spirits Awards.

Meet our Judges

Martin Duffy

Whisky Educator and Ex Sr. Master of Whisky for the entire Diageo whisky portfolio

Reena Patel

Senior Brand Ambassador - Area Manager, Caledonia Spirits, Inc.

Jared Givens

Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events at The Thompson, Hyatt Hotels, Dallas

Trudy Thomas

Corporate Director of Beverage at Southworth Development, Spirits Educator and Mixologist, Nashville

Lee Zaremba

Owner, De La Nonna and Enzo Discoteca De La Nonna, Los Angeles

Damian Langarica

TOP 100 World Class 2023, TOP 50 World Class 2022, Bartender at Next of Kin, Philadelphia

Chris Barna

Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston