The globally renowned competition calls on homegrown talent to enter for the chance to be crowned the nation’s best bartender and represent Australia on the global stage. Each candidate will have the opportunity to test their skills, showcase their craft, push the boundaries in a series of unique challenges, create show-stopping creations, and compete to capture the imaginations and votes of industry-leading judges. Round one will see candidates challenged to create a Johnnie Walker signature serve, the Highball, but with a sustainable twist – a process, ingredient or technique that promotes minimum waste.
Round one will see candidates challenged to create a Johnnie Walker signature serve, the Highball, but with a sustainable twist – a process, ingredient or technique that promotes minimum waste.
The Australian winner will go on to compete against the world’s best bartenders in the Global Finals – held for the first time ever on Australian soil this September. Two years in the making, the Sydney-based Global Final will see the city come alive with the World Class Cocktail Festival, a vibrant celebration of Sydney’s cocktail culture. This will also be the first large-scale, face to face finals in three years, following on from the postponement of the competition in 2020 and last year’s virtual finals, held in Madrid.
Registrations for the opening round challenge are open from now until midnight on April 17th. For more information and to register for World Class 2022, please visit Diageo Bar Academy.