Australia's most coveted bartending title is gearing up for another round in 2012. The Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year Competition sponsored by Ketel One is aimed at discovering and celebrating Australia's top bartending talent - and if you're a bartender you can get involved.
Do you have what it takes to compete in Australia's premier bartending challenge? Well now you can take last year's test to see if you have what it takes to compete in the Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year Competition sponsored by Ketel One in 2012.
Today saw 94 of Australia's top barkeeps sit a gruelling written exam to vie for a place in the Top 20 of the Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year Competition sponsored by RESERVE.
It's that time of year again where we ask bartenders who think they're worthy of their spiced Bloody Mary salt to step up to the plate and put themselves forward for Australia's ultimate bartending challenge:
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The 2009 Australian Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year Competition (sponsored by Club Suntory) brought out the best of Australian bartending talent in a competition that tested their knowledge of the backbar with a gruelling written exam, their ability to serve a custromer, their savvy at identifying the ingredients in a cocktail in a blind tasting and their skill at presenting and creating two signature cocktails to a panel of esteemed critics.