Chivas Masters 2019

Scotch whisky brand Chivas has revealed the 14 finalists set to compete in the 2019 Chivas Masters global competition. Chivas Masters celebrates a community of bartenders who embody Chivas’ core values of success, collaboration and generosity. Built around the belief that blended is better – in life and in Scotch – community sits at the …

Bacardí Legacy

UK entries are now open for the Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition, which is back for 2020 with a new ambassador programme. The UK competition will kick off with a new Legacy ambassador programme consisting of seven former Legacy finalists who will provide new entrants with advice and mentorship on drinks, recipes, inspiration and cocktail …

Scott Addison, Adam Day and Global Southern Showdown 2018 Winner Lee Jones

Adam Day of Wilderness in Manchester and Scott Addison of Beast in London have been named winners of Southern Comfort’s Southern Showdown 2019 competition. The two triumphant UK bartenders will enjoy a VIP trip to New Orleans, birthplace of Southern Comfort, for Tales of the Cocktail festival in July. The grand final of the Southern …

Samuel Treadway, Giffard West Cup

Samuel Treadway of Backbar Union in Boston, USA has been named the 2019 winner of Giffard’s international cocktail competition, the Giffard West Cup. The 21st edition of the West Cup brought together 17 bartenders from across the world for a two-day competition, held at Château d’Angers, a thirteenth-century medieval fortress in France. Each country organised …

World Class GB Bartender of the Year Cameron Attfield

Cameron Attfield of Disrepute, London has been crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2019. The highly anticipated GB final kicked off on Tuesday 18 June with ice breakers and informal challenges, followed by two challenges at Andaz London Liverpool Street’s newly renovated Rake’s Café Bar on Wednesday. The first challenge required …

Opihr Gin Global Competition

Quintessential brands’ premium spiced gin Opihr is inviting mixologists around the world to enter this year’s Opihr Global cocktail competition. For 2019’s competition, bartenders are required to create a new cocktail using Opihr spiced gin, which should be shared on Instagram, with an image and recipe, tagging @OPIHRGin with the hashtag #OPIHRWorld. The cocktail must …

Jägermeister's Meister Hunter 2018 winner, Stevey Arroyo

Liqueur brand Jägermeister is bringing back its Meister Hunter competition to the UK for a second year. Designed to challenge creativity, agility, skill, depth of flavour and industry knowledge, the competition sets out to celebrate the versatility of Jägermeister and Britain’s cocktail culture. Meister Hunter welcomes entries throughout the UK with regional heats planned to …

Will Campbell-Rowntree, No 3 Gin Unlock Taste winner

Will Campbell-Rowntree of Artesian at The Langham hotel has been named the winner of No 3 Gin’s third annual Unlock Taste cocktail competition. This year’s final, which took place at Berry Bros & Rudd, saw six top UK bartenders compete in a series of challenges that put their knowledge, flair and creativity to the test. …

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn

Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn from Bangkok, Thailand has been named the winner of 2019’s Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition. Following thousands of entries and a year of national rounds, 43 bartenders travelled to Amsterdam for the finals, where they took part in a range of educational workshops and presented their own original interpretation of a modern Bacardí …

Last year's Patron Perfectionists finalists

The Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition is back with an even broader global reach for 2019, with contestants hailing from more than thirty countries. The Bacardí-owned tequila brand is looking for bartenders who demonstrate respect for craftsmanship, attention to detail, an unwavering commitment to perfection and want to see these values brought to life through their …