By Sacha Delfosse – editor bars&clubs

A number of Australian bars and industry figures have been nominated for this year's Spirited Awards, which will be held as part of Tales of the Cocktail in July.

The Roosevelt in Sydney has been nominated in the Best Restaurant Bar category while its sister bar, EDV Melbourne, has been nominated for the World's Best Drink Selection award.

"We're super thrilled to again be included in such esteemed company and especially excited that our work at The Roosevelt is being recognised at an international level," said owner Sven Almenning.

Almenning has also received a nomination himself for the Best Bar Mentor award, which Mixxit's Jason Crawley is also nominated for.

Melbourne's Black Pearl has received two nominations, for World's Best Cocktail Bar and World's Best Cocktail Menu, while Sydney's Bulletin Place has been nominated for the World's Best New Cocktail Bar.

1806 bar manager Nick Reed has also been nominated for the Best New Book (Cocktail/Bartending) award for his publication 1806 Cocktails: World History as Seen Through the Bottom of a Glass.

"[Winning the award] would honestly be the most gratifying thing that could ever happen in my career," said Reed.

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