Iain Griffiths Carta Switchel

Iain Griffiths from Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel in London has won a place to represent the UK at the global final of the Bacardí Legacy competition in San Francisco. He was declared UK winner last night after impressing judges not only with his drink, the Carta Switchel, but with his four-month promotional campaign to …

Iain Griffiths

A series of training events designed for the junior ranks of the bar industry has been put together by a leading London bartender. Iain Griffiths (pictured) has created The Switchel Academy to deliver informative content and hands-on training, featuring everything from basic skills to inspirational talks, supported by a panel of industry specialists. Run in …

Bacardi Legacy Iain Oli Santiago

Three bartenders have been selected to go through to the last stage of the UK finals of the Bacardí Legacy competition seeking a new cocktail that will stand the test of time. Pictured (left to right), they are Iain Griffiths from Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel in London, Oliver Pluck from The East Village in …

Ally Martin Bacardi

Bartenders are being invited to enter the next international Bacardí Legacy competition, with new education elements to help them develop their skills. Now in its seventh year, it is calling for an original cocktail that will stand the test of time in the same way as other Bacardi rum “legacy” cocktails such as the Mojito …

Bacardi Legacy Judges Ago Perrone, José Sanchez Gavitas, Frank Dedieu (winner), judges Tom Walker, Steve Schneider.

Bacardi has released a video showing highlights of the 2015 global final of the Bacardi Legacy competition in Sydney in May. It captures the week-long trip, from the arrival of the 34 finalists from around the world including UK winner Ally Martin from Peg + Patriot in London, through to the grand final and announcement …

Frank Dedieu

Bartender Frank Dedieu of Redwood bar in Lyon in France has been announced as global winner of this year’s Bacardi Legacy competition with his cocktail, Le Latin. Representing France, he was one of eight bartenders selected out of 34 finalists to compete in the grand final in Sydney Town Hall on tonight (May 3). His …

Bacardi 8 finalists website

After months of developing and promoting cocktails fit to be modern classics, the 34 bartenders at the Bacardi Legacy global final in Sydney have been reduced down to eight. At a ceremony in the Art Gallery of New South Wales last night, the judges announced the eight who will compete at a grand final in …

Ally Martin

Bartenders from around the world have arrived in Sydney for the global semi-final and final of this year’s Bacardi Legacy competition. The 34 competitors have all won national heats, including UK representative Ally Martin (pictured) of Peg + Patriot bar in east London with his cocktail, the Young Cuban. Their visit is already under way, …

bacardi legacy

Ally Martin from Peg & Patriot in east London won the UK final of the Bacardi Legacy competition and will represent the Britain in the global final in Sydney in May. This new video from Bacardi looks back at the night when Ally along with Ben Davies from The Suburbs in Chester and Matt Fairhurst …

Ally Martin

Ally Martin (pictured) from Peg & Patriot in east London has won the UK final of the Bacardi Legacy competition and will represent Britain in the global final in Sydney. Along with his original cocktail Young Cuban, he was chosen from three bartenders who were judged the most promising in the previous stage of the …