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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World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 - Kaitlyn Stewart

Kaitlyn Stewart has been crowned the world’s best bartender at the climax of the global cocktail competition WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2017 i...

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Some of our country winners
Arvis Zemanis, Latvia

Place of work: Herbārjis

Marco Aurelio Dorantes, Mexico

Place of work: Fifty Mils Bar

Kelvin Oduntan, Nigeria

Place of work:  Radisson Blu

Jonas Junge, Norway

Place of work: Dæl

Enrique Auvert, Panama

Place of work: W Hotels