Why World Class?

Since its launch in 2009, Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS has been instrumental in transforming fine drinking and cocktail culture around the world. Now in over 60 countries, it has supported, educated and inspired over 250,000 bartenders through its training and advocacy programme. WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year competition brings together the best bartending talent from around to globe to decide who will be crowned the world’s best bartender.

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Introducing World Class Studios Training

Our World Class Studios training is by bartenders, for bartenders – covering hands-on instruction in everything from making a bar stand out to a...

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Some of our country winners
Ronnie Kanivichaporn, Thailand

Place of work: Backstage Cocktail Bar and Find The...

Kevin Patnode, Turkey

Place of work: Kulhanbeyi

Nadir Kuchkarov, Ukraine

Place of work: True Burger Bar

Barna Jeremias, United Arab Emirates

Place of work: Little Black Door

Chris Cardone, United States

Place of work: I Sodi