Chelsie Bailey Bacardí Legacy finalist

Bristol bartender Chelsie Bailey has been named UK finalist for 2019’s Bacardí Legacy cocktail competition and will travel to Amsterdam for the global final in May. After battling it out in the competition’s regional heats, Chelsie competed against three other UK bartenders to secure her place as a finalist. Made from Bacardí Reserva Ocho rum, …

Brugal 1888 Nearly Neat

Two UK bartenders have been selected to compete in the global final of Brugal 1888’s inaugural global rum competition in the Dominican Republic. Daniel Stępień from The Ritz and Giulia Cuccurullo from Artesian beat off stiff competition from fellow industry experts during the first round of the competition, which took place at The Parrot in …

World Class GB

The 11th annual Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year competition has opened for entries. World Class 2019 kicks off with a digital submission of one or two serves, giving entrants the opportunity to double their chance of making it through to the top 100. The successful applicants will go through to the in-bar …

Oxley gin on trade competition

Bacardí-owned premium gin brand Oxley is launching an inaugural on-trade competition centred around the classic Gimlet cocktail. Accounts across Edinburgh, Manchester and London are being challenged to invent their unique twist on the Gimlet serve, a drink traditionally made with only two ingredients – lime cordial and gin. Oxley will tour the three cities from …

Beluga Signature

Beluga Vodka has announced the launch of the fourth edition of its on-trade multistage bartender programme Beluga Signature. This year, the educational and competitive programme will build on the theme of delivering luxury experiences to guests. To begin, bartenders are required to submit a classic vodka cocktail with a local twist by 28 February 2018. …

Chivas Masters

Applications have opened for Chivas Masters, a global bartender competition from blended scotch whisky brand Chivas. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates the individual blend that makes world class bartenders who they are and champions the spirit of collaboration. Applications open in 13 countries across four continents. This year, bartenders are challenged to …

No 3 Gin Cocktail Tournament

Bartenders have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Hong Kong as part of No 3 London Dry Gin’s annual cocktail tournament. For round one of this year’s challenge, bartenders must create a modern twist on the 20th Century Cocktail using No 3 that embraces the spirit of “Unlock Taste” – a platform to …

World Class GB

Diageo is introducing a UK-wide studio tour to prepare bartenders for its World Class competition, set to launch in March. The tour, which is called World Class Studios, aims to widen the search for this year’s World Class champion. It will stop at ten UK cities throughout February and March, with Diageo Reserve brand ambassadors …

Bacardí Legacy UK finalists

Four UK bartenders have been named the ‘most promising’ at this year’s Bacardí Legacy after battling it out in the competition’s regional heats. Clare Morrow from Leeds, Will Meredith from London, Chelsie Bailey from Bristol and Ken Langenfeld from Edinburgh (pictured left to right) will compete for the final time in March, hoping to impress …

Yeray Monforte Patrón Perfectionists 2018 winner

Bartender Yeray Monforte from Dr Stravinsky in Barcelona, Spain has been crowned the global winner of the Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition. In 2018, Patrón Tequila went on the search for ‘perfection’ across six continents and 17 countries. Bartenders were tasked with creating a cocktail that reflects and harnesses the passion, precision and care that goes …