Ryan Chetiyanwardana and his London bars Dandelyan and White Lyan have made the top ten in several international awards categories for the Tales of the Cocktail's Ninth Annual Spirited Awards. Chetiyanwardana is author of Good Things to Drink with Mr. Lyan and Friends. The nominations were chosen from a field of more than 2000 nominees. They include:
Since 2007, the Spirited Awards have recognized the year's best bars, bartenders, writers and experts, becoming the industry's most prestigious and coveted awards program. A panel of 100 American and International industry experts reviewed all nominees and voted to determine this year's top 10 nominees. The awards are sponsored by The 86 Co., Bacardi USA, BarSmarts, Beefeater, Chivas, Cognac Ferrand, Courvoisier, House of Angostura, Luxardo, Nicolas Feuillate, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Rums of Puerto Rico, Silencio Mezcal and William Grant & Sons.