Roku is the official Gin Partner of The World’s 50 Best Bars

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Our shareholder Beam Suntory is proud to announce Roku as the official Gin Partner of The World’s 50 Best Bars. As part of the partnership, Roku will present the “Roku Industry Icon Award” at the virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

The World’s 50 Best Bars provides the definitive list of the world’s best drinking venues, voted for by an Academy of more than 540 experts worldwide. The World’s 50 Best Bars list has been published annually since 2009 and has become the most anticipated ranking for drinks professionals and cocktail aficionados across the world, with the awards the highlight of the bar industry calendar.

“We are thrilled to partner with the World’s 50 Best Bars and support its recognition of the craftsmanship and experiences that the bar community represent,” says Jon Potter, Managing Director for the House of Suntory. “In this challenging year, along with our financial support of the on premise by our parent company Beam Suntory, we are extremely proud to acknowledge the bars that have made the World’s 50 Best Bars list.”

“We are delighted to welcome Roku and the House of Suntory to the 50 Best family,” says Roger Betriu, Partnerships Director for the World’s 50 Best Bars. “The choice of a partner is a very important decision, at 50 Best we are not only looking at the prestige of a brand, but also the people behind it, and with these difficult times Roku and its team have shown relentless passion and support to the project.”

The annual list of The World’s 50 Best Bars will be unveiled on November 5, 2020 as part of a virtual award ceremony that will be streamed beginning at 3pm GMT (10am ET USA). Bars and cocktail lovers are invited to join the digital countdown and awards ceremony through The World’s 50 Best Bars Facebook page and 50 Best Bars TV channel on YouTube.