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.
The competition in the 2017 Bartender of the Year sponsored by BACARDÍ & De Kuyper was closer than it’s ever been this year. At the end of three gruelling rounds of competition, one new entrant joins the Bartender of the Year club: Mr Daniel Gregory.
After the Top 8 round in front of 600 of the industry’s finest, only one was crowned the Bartender of the Year: Mr Daniel Gregory from Brisbane.
With nearly 500 entries submitted, deciding upon The Perfect Blend finalists for 2018 was no easy task. 10 judges on the panel completely blind-judged each individual entry...
Moutai, the most revered spirit in China, revealed the much-anticipated winner of their ‘Enter The Dragon’ cocktail competition at an industry wrap party at Hot Sauce, QT Melbourne on Monday night. Ray Letoa from New Zealand’s Roxy Cinema was crowned Moutai Master, with his cocktail ‘Descendant’s Elixir’.
On Monday 13 November Woodford Reserve held its third annual 2017 Australia Cocktail Competition at Marble Bar in Sydney. 155 bartenders across the country entered to win the prestigious title and a major stake in the $10,000 prize pool. Matt Linklater from Black Pearl in Melbourne is the champion who won with the Natural Order cocktail.
Now in its second year, Enter The Dragon broadened its scope to include not only Australian hopefuls but New Zealand’s elite, making this a truly trans-Tasman competition. Competitors were also tasked with using Australian native flavours in their cocktail creations.
There's just three weeks to go to submit your entry into The Perfect Blend 2018.
David Robinson won over judges with his cocktail, ‘The Last Frontier' which had citrus and spice notes, inspired by his hown town of Darwin with a South East Asian twist. Get the winning recipe here.