Congratulations to Matt Bodycote from Baxter Supper Club in Perth for winning this year’s special edition of Patrón Perfectionists Australia
The craft behind the Patrón tequila making process is unique in almost every aspect. Patrón Perfectionists is a celebration of this craftsmanship. This year the Australian edition took a slightly different angle and challenged bartenders to demonstrate their skill, expertise, and unwavering commitment to perfection through the creation of a hand-crafted cocktail vessel.
Bartenders drew inspiration from the sixty skilled hands that are involved in the processes to craft tequila at the Hacienda Patrón in Mexico – from the skilled jimadors that harvest the agave to the glass artisans that create the perfectly imperfect Patrón Tequila bottles.
More than 130 bartenders registered and had the opportunity to share their creations over the last month. The top 10 finalists who were deemed to have created the best hand-crafted cocktail vessel were then asked to perfect their vessel once more. A video call was undertaken, and the competitors had a chance to gain feedback from Tantri Mustika and the opportunity to perfect their designs. Virtual judging took place on July 16th and was led by Australian Patrón Brand Ambassador Joseph Chisholm.
Congratulations to Matt Bodycote from Baxter Supper Club in Perth who won based on the functionality and creativity of their design along with technique shown during the crafting of the vessel. He will enjoy a luxurious ‘staycation’ in his hometown and continue to work with ceramicist Tantri to finalise their design for production.
The hexagonal highball was designed by Matt to tell a story through touch. Each side representing the production methods of Patrón tequila, honeycomb is shown to signify the cultivation of tequila, pinã to represent the Jimadors, clay bricks to illustrate the ovens, bubbles for fermentation and fire to characterise distillation. Finally, the handcraft vessel represents the hand bottling.
Stay tuned for more details around where and when you will be able to see Matt’s cocktail vessel being used in bars across the nation.