Best Spirits List in the World

2020 winner

The World’s Best Wine Lists acknowledges the exciting quality and range of spirits from all round the world, and their ability to heighten the beginning or end of a memorably special meal. The category of Best Spirits List recognizes those establishments that go beyond the rest in their spirits selection. Despite the different origins, raw materials, and production techniques of spirits and wine, the spirits sections of lists are judged by the same criteria of breadth, depth, height, balance, selection, accuracy, originality, suitability, design, and value.

John Howie Steak

At John Howie Steak In Bellevue, across Lake Washington from Seattle, Chef John Howie is known for the range of high-quality meats he sources for his grill at his eponymous steak house. Diners have the choice of six “tiers” of steak, from American and Japanese Wagyu to VIP Gold Brand from Brisbane, Australia. And that same attention to detail is applied to a wine list that is one of the best on the West Coast. As the World’s Best Wine Lists judges put it, this well thought-out selection has “clear strengths in Oregon and Washington, but good support from other new world wine regions” and which finds room for a good range of bottles at moderate prices. With a strong and varied collection of wines available by the glass, John Howie Steak’s wine program has broad appeal for both the vinous neophyte and the serious wine geek.

Suite 125, 11111 NorthEast 8th Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004, United States 

Runner-Up - Best Spirits List in the World - 2020