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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Fermentation processes around the world

Fermentation: the process to which every bartender in the world owes a living. Without it, there’d be no whiskey, no wine, no cider and no beer. In s...

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Some of our country winners
Patrick Matua, Kenya

Place of work:  Villa Rosa Kempinski

Jin Hwan Kim, South Korea

Place of work: Bar Musk

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