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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Some of our country winners
Mirko Turconi, Italy

Place of work: Piano 35 Lounge Bar

Winners
Suguru Makinaga, Japan

Place of work: Bar Leigh Islay

Winners
Kelvin Kamau, Kenya

Place of work: Capital Club East Africa

Winners
Du Ui Hong, South Korea

Place of work: Le Chamber

Winners
Mike Kassabian, Lebanon

Place of work: Sapa

Winners