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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What's the world's most popular cocktail?

We left no stone unturned in our search for the world’s favourite cocktails, surveying our World Class community along with some of the best bartende...

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Some of our country winners
Carl d'Alton, Ireland

Place of work: Cask

Noam Hass, Israel

Place of work: Bellboy

Francesco Galdi, Italy

Place of work: The Yard Hotel

Kana Arai, Japan

Place of work: Bar Avanti

Patrick Matua, Kenya

Place of work:  Villa Rosa Kempinski