1st Installment of Diplomático’s World Tournament Announced
Diplomático is proud to announce its first installment of the Diplomático World Tournament, an event in which bartenders from 14 countries will compete to earn the title of world’s best.
Between March and April, top mixologists will compete in a series of national tournaments, with the objective of been chosen as the national champion and represent their country in the World Final on the 30th May 2013 in Venezuela. Participating countries include: France, Venezuela, Australia, Singapore, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Canada, the United States, Colombia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Italy. The winner will be crowned “Diplomático’s Global Brand Ambassador” and take home a $5,000 prize.
The judges selected to evaluate each step of these bartenders’ creative processes are:
Agostino Perrone, from Italy. World’s Best Bartender 2010 and Director of Mixology at Connaught Hotel in London.
Michael Mcilroy, from Ireland. Formally of Milk & Honey NY and now co-owner of Attaboy in New York.
Geoffrey Canilao, from Denmark, mentored by Dushan Zaric of New York’s Employees Only and currently bar manager of The Union in Copenhagen.
Hamish Smith, from England. Drinks International Deputy Editor.
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, will host the competition.