After a thorough selection process, the four finalists were named in each category for the 2012 Spirited Awards, to be held at the Taste of the Cocktail celebration in New Orleans this year.

We told you about some of the Bay Area nominees earlier this year. And although not all of them made the final cut, congratulations to all who were nominated, continuing to put the Bay Area cocktail scene on the map.

But without further adieu, drumroll please, here are your Bay Area finalists:

Best American Brand Ambassador – Erick Castro, Beefeater & Plymouth Gin.

Best High Volume Cocktail Bar – Beretta

Best Restaurant Bar – Bar Agricole, Slanted Door.

The award ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, July 28 in New Orleans.