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Diageo Reserve World Class 2017 50 Semi Finalists Announced


17th March 2017
Top 50 bartenders through to the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final: Future Trends announced.

World Class World Bartender Of The Year 2017 semi finalists announced.

Diageo has revealed the names of the 50 people through to the semi-final of the Diageo Reserve World Class 2017 bartender competition.

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.

The semi-final: Future Trends event will take place at Diageo’s Customer Collaboration Centre on Wednesday 19th April 2017 and will see 50 become 10 at the after-party, which will be held at London’s Quaglino’s. The final 10 will then battle it out in June to become the World Class GB Bartender of the Year, and will be invited to compete at the global final in Mexico.

The Diageo Reserve World Class GB Top 50 Bartenders 2017 are:

1. Aiden Page | The Bar With No Name | London
2. Alastair Fraser | Opium | London
3. Alessandro Rabolini | Sexy Fish | London
4. Alex Walker | Beaufort Bar | London
5. Alf Del Portillo | The Natural Philosopher | London
6. Bartosz Miedeksza | High Water | London
7. Benjamin Smith | Dr Inks Curiosities | Exeter
8. Benji Ryde | Coconut Bar & Kitchen | Reading
9. Calum Robb | The Botanist | Marlow
10. Cameron Moncaster | The Larder House | Bournemouth
11. Ciaran Russell | The Tippling House | Aberdeen
12. Clem Eastal | The Dark Horse | Bath
13. Constanca Cordeiro | Peg and Patriot | London
14. Danny Wilson | Tabouche | Cambridge
15. Dario Guaglione | Whistling Shop | London
16. Enrico Gonzato | Dandelyan | London
17. Gábor Molnár | Boisdale of Canary Wharf | London
18. Georgia Billing | Halliard House | London
19. Giancarlo Cordua | Roka Charlotte Street | London
20. Giuseppe Panetta | Quaglino’s | London
21. Jack Wakelin | Picture House Social | Sheffield
22. James Bowker | The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge | Birmingham
23. James McGovern | Hyde & Co | Bristol
24. Jamie Jones | The Social Company | London
25. Jamie Moran | The Finnieston | Glasgow
26. Jenna Ba | Chiltern Fire House / Laddershed Bar | London
27. Jerome Allaguillemette | Sexy Fish | London
28. Johnny Muñoz Iniesta | Hawksmoor Spitalfields | London
29. Jon Hughes | Bramble | Edinburgh
30. Liam Broom | Callooh Callay | London
31. Manuel Alonso Caballo | American Bar at The Savoy Hotel | London
32. Martin Hudak | American Bar at The Savoy Hotel | London
33. Massimo Zitti | Science & Industry | Manchester
34. Matthew Wakeford | Epicurean | Edinburgh
35. Matthew Galloway | Tigerlily | Edinburgh
36. Maxime Creusot | Mash Steakhouse | London
37. Michele Reina | Halliard House | London
38. Mihai Cosmin Ababei | Berners Tavern at the London Edition Hotel | London
39. Mike Pendergast | East London Liquor Company | London
40. Ramsay Morris | Saint Judes | Glasgow
41. Raphael Hategan | Hakkasan Mayfair | London
42. Sean Fennelly | Hawksmoor Spitalfields | London
43. Sean Baylis | La Raza | Cambridge
44. Thomas Solberg | Black Rock | London
45. Thomas Matthews | The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge | Birmingham
46. Thomas Ryan | Dr Inks Curiosities | Exeter
47. Tim Laferla | City Social | London
48. Tim Batchelor | The Pig Hotel | Brockenhurst
49. Tommy Cole | Dirty Martini | London
50. Witek Wojaczek | Beaufort Bar at the Savoy | London

 

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