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 exceptional cocktails are about more than just mixing drinks

‘Exceptional cocktails’. It’s a phrase that pops up in the reviews of the world’s best bars, but what does ‘exceptional&rsquo...

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Some of our country winners
Fede Johnson, Cayman Islands

Place of work: Backroom

Matias Supan, Chile

Place of work: 7 Negronis

Juan David Zapata, Colombia

Place of work: Old Tom Gin Bar

Isaac Montero, Costa Rica

Place of work: Mil1948 Cocktail Room

Milan Zaleš, Czech Republic

Place of work: Bugsy's Bar