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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The Best 20 Places in the World to Enjoy Gin

Inspired by the sheer number of gin festivals and brands being launched at the moment, we’re picking the best bars across the globe to sample the fabu...

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Some of our country winners
Tomas Melzer, Czech Republic

Place of work: Hemingway Bar Prague...

Mate Csatlos, Denmark

Place of work: Kabuku at Umami...

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...