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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World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 - Kaitlyn Stewart

Kaitlyn Stewart has been crowned the world’s best bartender at the climax of the global cocktail competition WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2017 i...

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Some of our country winners
Silviu Popa, Romania

Place of work: Charlie Whisky Pub

Winners
Maksim Gladyshkevich, Russia

Place of work: Friends Cocktail Bar

Winners
Kim Shin Sin, Singapore

Place of work: Jigger Pony

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Lukáš Vrábe, Slovakia

Place of work: Lobby Bar

Winners
Julian Short, South Africa

Place of work: Sin + Tax

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