Sailor Jerry’s Pins & Pin-Ups bowling competition is a bartender competition with a difference: it involves zero bartending ability. All you need to know to enter is how to a) have a good time and, b) be able to knock down a few pins on the lanes.
Get their recipes, and meet the BACARDÍ Legacy Three Most Promising: Vini Wang from Adelaide, James Irvine from Sydney, and Zachary Underwood-Mynott of Brisbane.
Next up in our series of tips and advice from this year’s stellar Top 8 is Joe Sinagra, who this year made what we believe is a record fifth straight appearance in the final round.
But what do you have to do to make the Top 8? Well, the first step is getting through the notoriously difficult exam, and here, Bulletin Place’s Paul Hammond has got a couple of tips for crushing the exam.
ext in our series of tips and advice from this year’s stellar Top 8 comes Queensland’s Kal Moore, who this year entered the Top 8 for the fifth time.
The Dream Catcher presents and pours just like a natural wine, and it blew away the judges (and the competitors, too). Indeed, after Gregory’s presentation had concluded and the competition ended for the night, you could see more than a few of the bartending industry’s big names clamouring for a swig from the bottle.
Next in our series of tips and advice from this year’s stellar Top 8 comes Priscilla Leong from The Baxter Inn, one of the world’s best bars and this year’s Bar of the Year.
Thomas Loosli gives some solid advice for competing on stage and keeping calm, and given that he knocked his Bartender of the Year performance out of the park this year, it’s advice worth paying attention to.
We knew already that Irvine has a way with drinks — the Pastis Fizz he created for Restaurant Hubert was just about our favourite drink of 2016 — but it was his off the cuff banter on stage whilst presenting his drinks in front of 600 people at the Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards that saw him as a crowd favourite for the competition.
Jonothan Carr offers some tips for the Bartender of the Year competition and shares some insight into what it was like to be on stage for the final round.