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
Alberto Matallana, Netherlands

Place of work: The DR. // BARRELPROOF COMPANY

Winners
Kelvin Oduntan, Nigeria

Place of work: Raddison Blu Hotel

Winners
Julian Brady, Norway

Place of work: Vaskeriet Bar

Winners
Cesar Ocampos, Paraguay

Place of work: The Brooklyn Hotel

Winners
Frank Alvarado, Peru

Place of work: El Mercado

Winners