Timothy Ching from Hong Kong has won the Beefeater MIXLDN 6 Global Bartender Champion, following a hard-fought contest against 31 finalists from the four corners of the globe.
Timothy’s Please Sir I Want More cocktail was crowned the best in class at this week’s grand finale held at the Bike Shed in Shoreditch.
Contestants were asked to create an innovative cocktail in line with the competition’s theme of Inspired by London, Directed by You – with each drink taking a cue from the best of British cinema. Judges included Beefeater master distiller Desmond Payne, MIXLDN 2015 global champion Evelyn Chick, editor of The Cocktail Lovers Sandrae Lawrence and Nathan O’Neill, head bartender at Nomad NY.
Desmond Payne, Beefeater’s master distiller said: “It has been a hard-fought competition to get here and now, having beat all in attendance at this year’s final, we are delighted to award Timothy Ching the title of Global Champion of MIXLDN 6. Bringing together an overwhelmingly talented and passionate group from the international on-trade community, it has been a privilege to watch these bartenders battle behind the bar.”
This year for the first time, champion Timothy will also craft his own limited edition Beefeater gin with master distiller Desmond Payne at the distillery in Kennington.