The Savoy Hotel appoints Shannon Tebay to Head Bartender

American Shannon Tebay has been formally announced by The Savoy Hotel London as the incoming Head Bartender for the historic American Bar and Senior Mixologist for the overall hotel. Shannon brings a wealth of hospitality experience to the role, with the New Mexico native having worked in illustrious venues such as New York City institution Death & Co for the past seven years, where she rose to the position of Head Bartender.
 
Shannon becomes only the 13th Head Bartender in the lineage of this iconic hotel bar's 128-year lifespan. Not only the first American to take up the position, but also the second female in nearly a century. Shannon will follow in the footsteps of Ada Coleman, who held court for 21 years from 1903 to 1924. The American Bar is Britain's longest-surviving cocktail bar and one that is steeped in layers of history. The Savoy Cocktail Book, written in 1930 by American Bar Head Bartender Harry Craddock, remains  a go-to source of learning for bartenders of all ages and experience levels.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed the American Bar temporarily, but the global bar community will be looking forward to raising a glass (most likely a creation of Ada's, the Hanky Panky) for its reopening under the Shanon's able leadership in September this year.
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