These are the finalists for Brand Ambassador of the Year at the Bar Awards

2018 Brand Ambassador of the Year, Nick Miles, with Australian Bartender editor Sam Bygrave.

The finalists for the 19th Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards will be announced next week, when the July issue lands in bars, and ahead of that we thought we’d reveal the finalists for a few awards this week.

So far we’ve announced the best whisky bars in Australia, the best rum bars listed for the Rum Bar of the Year Award, and the best tequila bars up for the Tequila Bar of the Year.

Today we’re giving the bars a break and giving a big shout out to the hard-working, long distance-travelling brand ambassadors listed as finalists for the Brand Ambassador of the Year award.

The Bar Awards takes place on Tuesday the 17th of September this year during Bar Week, and is just one of the many great events in store for Sydney Bar Week this year, taking place from the 14th to the 18th of September — click here to visit and check out the full timetable. There’s some 35-odd events happening over the five days, with RSVPs for some events open now. RSVP ASAP to make sure you don’t miss out.

And if you’re one of the finalists, you can book your tickets now — just click here.

So without further ado…

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The role of the brand ambassador continues to grow; not only do these folks champion their own brands, but they play a valuable part in the education and development of Australian bar culture.

Alice Newport – Pernod Ricard Les Nouveau Distillers
Andrew ‘Hemingway’ Ratcliff – Proximo Spirits
Dan Woolley – The Exchange
Garth Foster – Moet-Hennessy
Grazia Di Franco – Mancino Vermouth
Krystal Hart – Diageo
Mitch Wilson – Maison Ferrand
Peter Hollands – Bacardi-Martini
Ross Blainey – The Balvenie
Tristram Fini – Campari Australia