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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Why making the most of your bar’s community matters

As every bartender knows, bars double up as community hubs. But simply serving the community – providing a space to meet up with old friends or make ...

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Some of our country winners
Nelson Matos, Portugal

Place of work: Conrad Algarve

Luis Págan López, Puerto Rico

Place of work: Yin Bar

Vlad Gora, Romania

Place of work: Oddity

Andrey Prutskikh, Russia

Place of work: Insider Bar

Jerrold Khoo, Singapore

Place of work: Jigger & Pony