WORLD CLASS COUNTRY WINNER 2019

DAVID ABALAYAN, Philippines

David's had his first encounter with a cocktail shaker was when he was 19 and had his first cocktail that same day. Little did he know a single sip would change the course of his life forever. Learning how to work behind the bar through books and videos online, he mastered his craft at 12/10. From there he was given the opportunity of Beverage Manager at The Girl + The Bull where he gained his interest in wine and coffee. Soon after, he joined OTO's band of misfits where he has recently been intrusted with the position of Head Bartender.