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Scotland officially has the World’s Best Cocktail Menu as The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 are announced

18/10/2023
Edinburgh's Panda & Sons has made the list of the world’s 50 Best Bars

THE WORLD’S 50 Best Bars were announced tonight with Sips, Barcelona crowned The World’s Best Bar. It is the second time in consecutive years that a bar from Barcelona has taken the top spot. 

Edinburgh’s very own Panda & Sons has re-entered the list at No.39 and the American Bar at the iconic Gleneagles has been awarded the honour of Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu.

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William Drew, Director of Content, 50 Best, said: “At 50 Best, we take great pride in highlighting the unparalleled diversity of the global bar industry and we extend our sincere congratulations to each bar that has earned a place on this illustrious ranking. We have once again seen the number of cocktail cities represented here increase, and hope this list continues to ignite the spark of wanderlust for cocktail lovers around the world.”

Elisa Gregori, Perrier Global Business Unit Director, commented: “On behalf of Perrier®, we are honoured to be the ongoing leading sponsor for The World’s 50 Best Bars. We are extremely proud to spotlight the bartenders and other professionals who push boundaries to create unforgettable experiences for anyone who walks through their doors. From its ancient source in Vergèze, in the Gard region of France, Perrier® exploded forth from the French café culture and, for more than 160 years, has proudly been the ultimate companion to the global bar community, who create, innovate and delight in their never-ending quest to create the perfect drink.”

The list is compiled by votes from The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy, which comprises 680 drinks experts with 50/50 gender parity, including renowned bartenders and consultants, drinks writers and cocktail specialists from around the world. The Academy of voters is spread across 28 global geographic regions, each headed by an Academy Chair who selects their region’s voters, with the distribution of voters designed to reflect the relative development and sophistication of the drinks sector, and the concentration of quality bars, in each region. Each voter casts seven votes based on their best bar experiences of the previous 18 months, although if they have been unable to travel, they are welcome to provide five votes from their home country or SAR. Voters are required to remain anonymous and voting is confidential, secure and independently adjudicated by Deloitte.

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