World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 summer season semi-final Sydney photos and story; MiSociety
22 January 2012
Cocktails Ahoy – World Class
World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final had the Sydney Glass Island morph into a floating bar hoppers paradise as cocktail connoisseurs and those just after a fabulous afternoon, filed on board.
Sydney Harbour almost took backstage as an expert panel of judges and consumers had the arduous task of determining which of the nine competing cocktail mixers would take out the three awards for the day – tough job (lol).
World Class Bartender of the Year Competition competitors mixed their little hearts out as we all, on the receiving end of their efforts, sipped and compared the fruits of their cocktail concoctions. Competition was tight and the fun tangible as patrons vied for their next taste treat on the lower deck or chilled out in the topside open air deck.
The ‘official’ judges for the Summer round included food and drinks journalists Myffy Rigby (Time Out), Pat Nourse (Australian Gourmet Traveller), Dan Kaufman (Barzine), Ben Shipley, (Bars & Clubs magazine), Sacha Delfosse and Ketel One Brand Ambassador Justin Smyth. Consumers were given also given the opportunity to vote for their favourite cocktail or bartender.
Fred Siggins, from Kodiak Club in Melbourne, won the best Seasonal Cocktail, Perryn Collier, from The Laneway in Brisbane, won the best Punch and Phil Gandevia, from Eau de Vie in Sydney, won the best Gentleman’s Cocktail.
About World Class
The World Class Competition is hosted and organised by Diageo RESERVE Brands. Diageo RESERVE Brands is the luxury division of Diageo and its portfolio of spirits include brands such as Tanqueray No. Ten®, Johnnie Walker® Blue Label™ Blended Scotch whisky, Zacapa™ rum, Ketel One® vodka, Jose Cuervo Platino™ tequila, Don Julio® tequila and Ciroc® vodka.
The next round of the World Class competition is the winter round, with the semi final event taking place in Melbourne on Sunday 20th May.
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