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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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Philip Gandevia winner for Gentleman's Cocktail - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Philip Gandevia winner for Gentleman's Cocktail

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Perryn Collier winner for his Punch 'Collier's Sundown Cooler' - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Perryn Collier winner for his Punch 'Collier's Sundown Cooler'

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Fred Siggins winner for his Seasonal Cocktail 'US 10' - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Fred Siggins winner for his Seasonal Cocktail 'US 10'

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Natalie Granger was shipshape for World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Natalie Granger

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Alex Dugdale, Justin Smyth (Ketel One) - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Alex Dugdale, Justin Smyth (Ketel One)

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Anita Strother mixing her Seasonal Cocktail ' Core of my Heart' - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Anita Strother mixing her Seasonal Cocktail ' Core of my Heart'

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

David Beatty (Ketel One Ambassador), Sean Baxter - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

David Beatty (Ketel One Ambassador), Sean Baxter

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Lauren Brownlow, Jessica Montogue - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Lauren Brownlow, Jessica Montogue

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Philip Gandevia mixing his 'smokin' Gentlemans's Cocktail - The Continental -

Philip Gandevia mixing his 'smokin' Gentlemans's Cocktail - The Continental

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Philip Gandevia with his winning trophy - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Philip Gandevia with his winning trophy

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Adam Smith mixing up his Seasonal Cocktail ' Our Littel Secret' - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Adam Smith mixing up his Seasonal Cocktail ' Our Littel Secret'

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Ally Upton, Jody Terrell - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Ally Upton, Jody Terrell

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

2012 World Class Cocktail Competition competitors - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

2012 World Class Cocktail Competition competitors

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

The most fun was on this deck - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

The most fun was on this deck

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Fred Siggins (Seasonal), Perryn Collier (Punch), Philip Gandevia (Gentleman's) - The Winners - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Fred Siggins (Seasonal), Perryn Collier (Punch), Philip Gandevia (Gentleman's) - The Winners

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Hannah Mill, Juliet McInnes with greetings for Lucy-Lou - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Hannah Mill, Juliet McInnes with greetings for Lucy-Lou

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Happy cocktailers - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Happy cocktailers

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Judges of the 2012 World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Judges of the 2012 World Class Cocktail Competition

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Collin Perillo mixing his Gentleman's Cocktail 'Sydney Calling' - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Collin Perillo mixing his Gentleman's Cocktail 'Sydney Calling'

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Relaxing on the deck of The Glass Island - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Relaxing on the deck of The Glass Island

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 Summer semi-final

Sarah Miller from 'I Know a Place' Melbourne - Dockers Union Punch - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Sarah Miller from 'I Know a Place' Melbourne - Dockers Union Punch

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Sarah Brooks, Lou Rice, Magda Rybicki, Jackie Tritt - World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

Sarah Brooks, Lou Rice, Magda Rybicki, Jackie Tritt

World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney

 
 
World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2012 semi-final Sydney
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