These two bartenders are the next finalists through to The Perfect Blend grand final

The second state off the rank in the search of the next Blend Masters.

What a remarkable bunch of talent from both SA and NT! Hosted at Rocket Bar, on Tuesday evening, another 10 Finalists took to the stage competing for that trip of a life time for two bartenders to head to the land of Bourbon, Kentucky USA visiting the Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark distilleries and then heading across to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

During competition day the finalists were put through their paces to complete a blind tasting, a product knowledge test and then the live performance.


Winning the Apprentice Category, and for her first time on the competition stage was Kayla Grigoriou from Bar Torino,and the winner of the Professional Category was Nick Corletto from Maybe Mae.

Kayla and Nick will now progress to the Grand Final later in the year to compete with the other lucky finalists from each regional final.

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Don’t live in WA/SA? Don’t panic – you can still be part of the action your state final is coming soon!

Be sure to RSVP. Bourbon, Banter and bloody good times ahead!

  • VIC – Glamorama – March 20th
  • QLD – Lefty’s Music Hall – March 26th
  • NSW – Oxford Art Factory – 9th April ( RSVP open soon!)