And we are thrilled to share that 4 Bartenders from Australia have made the next round! Find out who made it: Drum roll, please….

The 50 Best Bars The Blend Scholarship TOP 25.

In partnership with The 50 Best Bars, The Blend by Beam Suntory invited the next generation of bartenders globally to share their #FuturePositive vision. From a tiny adjustment to a large-scale overhaul, applicants submitted their creative solutions to the challenges facing hospitality today.

With inspiring suggestions and fresh thinking that ranged from fostering an inclusive and benevolent bar community to giving more space to education on self-care and sustainable practices, selecting the Top 25 applicants from hundreds of entries was an arduous task.

Now in its second year, The 50 Best Bars The Blend Scholarship continues to give a voice to the upcoming industry trailblazers. Bartenders from around the globe presented their ideas for shaping a better future for hospitality. While all entries were impressive, and after careful deliberation, the 50 Best Bars The Blend Scholarship TOP 25 list is:

  • Alex Archer, Wayne Gretzky Estates, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
  • Ana Mitchell, The 18th Amendment Bar, Geelong, Australia
  • Andie Bulley, Saville Row, Brisbane, Australia
  • Annette Mulama, Hero Restaurant Trademark Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Apoorva Kohli, Sidecar, New Dehli, India
  • Asli Karagoz, LPM Restaurant & Bar, Dubai, UAE
  • Calliope Draper, Bar Clementine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Danilo Frugulti, The Nomad Hotel, London, United Kingdom
  • Declan O’Brien, American Bar – Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, United Kingdom
  • Demitria Dana Paramita, People of the Sun Bar, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dyna Ukala, Brasa Restaurant, Accra, Ghana
  • Gaurav Rahoni, Lebua Hotels, and Resorts, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Janice Lok, Chez Chez Bar & Restaurant, Penang, Malaysia
  • Katie Rouse, Couch, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Mafalda Nunes, Louvre Michaelense, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • Marcus Costa, Shake & Strain Bar, Sydney, Australia
  • Marie-Louise Roy-Bilodeau, 132 Bar Vintage, Montréal, Canada
  • Mariya Goncharova,, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Olive Denègre, Milky Way Cocktail Bar, Montréal, Canada
  • Oscar Jonsson Buhre, Lucy’s Flower Shop, Stockholm, Sweden
  • René Karthäuser, Woods, Cologne, Germany
  • Sebastian von Arx, Segno, Bali, Indonesia
  • Shreya Basu, TH@51 Bar and Restaurant, London, United Kingdom
  • Sofiia Kossakovska, Bar36, Osaka, Japan
  • Thomas Svensson, Boston Shaker Bar, Mooloolaba, Australia

For the next round, these talented bartenders will be challenged to create a cocktail inspired by the #FuturePositive theme and featuring a local ingredient.

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