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Bartender Spirits Awards

Bartender Spirits Awards
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Victoria Taylor

Bartender, Chicago

My name is Victoria Taylor and I have been working in the food and beverage sector of the hospitality industry for over a decade now. I started my bartending career at a sports bar I was waiting tables at to support myself while attending North Carolina State University. I was not making a lot of money so I got a job as a server at a newer craft cocktail bar in Raleigh and worked closely with the bar manager to get my bar knowledge up to par so I could eventually work behind the bar there and leave the sports bar life behind me. I achieved that goal and slowly fell in love with the culinary side of the bar. I am currently focused on expanding my education so I can then one day teach others who love the art of cocktails as much as I do.

Meet our Judges

Trudy Thomas

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

Damian Langarica

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

Jared Givens

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

Martin Duffy

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