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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Under the surface in NOLA

It’s easy to assume New Orleans’ cocktail culture is caught in a time warp; a place where the same old dive bars are uninspiredly boshing-out th...

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Some of our country winners
Engin Yildiz, Turkey

Place of work: Dream Group Bars Manager Favourite ...

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Laura Duca, United Arab Emirates

Place of work: BOCA Restaurant Favourite spirit or...

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AIDAN BOWIE, United Kingdom

Place of work: Dandelyan, Mondrian London Favourit...

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Andrew S Meltzer, United States

Place of work: 15 Romolo Favourite spirit or cockt...

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Alvaro Pereira, Uruguay

Place of work: Shake and Show Favourite spirit or ...

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