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 CUT

Márcio Silva is an iconic figure on the Brazilian bartending scene, with a working reputation in both of its major cities, São Paulo and Rio ...

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Some of our country winners
Travis Kuhn, South Africa

Place of work: The Perfect Serve

Winners
Daniele Cordoni, Spain

Place of work: Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real

Winners
Emil Hed, Sweden

Place of work: Cadierbaren Grand Hotel

Winners
Katalin Bene, Switzerland

Place of work: Voodoo Reyes

Winners
Barnett Yeuh, Taiwan

Place of work: VG The Seafood Bar

Winners