Canon took home one of the biggest prizes in the drink industry when it won the title of "World's Best Spirits Selection" from Tales of the Cocktail, the world's biggest booze fest held in New Orleans.
Apparently, you don’t have to go far to find the bar with “The World’s Best Spirits Selection.” It’s Canon.
In one of the bar industry’s highest honors, this Seattle cocktail den – located on 12th Avenue near Seattle University – was anointed that enviable title Saturday night at the Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s largest booze fest, held every summer in New Orleans.
This marks the second time in five years that Canon has taken home a title at Tales. The judges praised the Seattle bar for its innovative cocktails, eclectic drinks menu and for housing one of the world’s largest and rarest collections of spirits, 4,000 bottles and counting, including a Mt. Vernon rye from 1895 and a Valley Forge whiskey from 1906.
“For a small bar with 32 seats, it makes zero business sense to amass such an extensive spirits selection,” said Canon co-owner Andrew Fawcett in a prepared statement. “Canon is a labor of love and our expression of what we think a bar should be. We are tremendously honored and humbled to be recognized by Tales.”
Most Read Life Stories
- A famous Korean fried chicken chain hits Seattle -- with long lines. Can't wait? Here are 43 other new openings to check out VIEW
- Exercise vs. drugs: Which does better against high blood pressure? Against fat?
- Get ready, Kirkland: Shake Shack is officially coming to the Eastside
- The 4 latest Seattle restaurant closures — plus 3 switcheroos
- Going to a Mariners game at T-Mobile Park this season? Enjoy gourmet burgers by chefs from Canlis and other big names