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
Juuso Villanen, Finland

Place of work: Son of a Punch

Benjamin Cousseau, France

Place of work: Ballroom

Sven Goller, Germany

Place of work: Das Schwarze Schaf

Jamie Jones, United Kingdom

Place of work: No Fixed Abode

Panos Kanatsoulis, Greece

Place of work: The Clumsies