Over the last few weeks, the panel of judges have been working overtime to narrow down the 300 entries received from bartenders from all corners of Australia & New Zealand. After a grueling blind judging process, the following exceptional finalists have been selected from each state.
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Most competitions are ultimately about the drink, the presentation, and the showmanship. The Perfect Blend is about supporting one another, education, career & self-development.
Members of The Blend are exclusively invited to experience hands-on cocktail-making techniques featuring ‘Bar High Fives’ world-famous signature serves, the ritual of ‘Omotenashi’, as well as an impactful ice-carving showcase inviting you to carve your creation to be enjoyed with an special drop of Hakashu 12YO whisky.
We take some time to catch up with the inspiring bartender in Sydney to find out how, why & what’s to come in here career to date
No matter your level of experience, if you’re brand new to bartending, or been in the industry for a while, we welcome and invite everyone to take part!
YOU COULD WIN A TRIP TO TASSIE FOR YOU AND TWO MATES THANKS TO THE BLEND! ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REGISTER & grab that bottle of Canadian Club to showcase a perfect pour of CC&Dry.
MAYBE SAMMY, (feat. Stefano Catino, Martin Hudak, Sarah Proiette, Paolo Maffietti) and Katana Kitten’s Director of Deliciousness, Masahiro Urushido (Masa) are joining forces behind the stick
Before the print edition of the mag hits your bars, we are announcing a category each day. And today, it’s one of the most coveted awards each year – the Rookie of the Year, proudly sponsored by The Blend.
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.
Following two ‘sip’cessful Bar of Smithery events, the team are diving deeper into the swan pond, inviting Blend members nationally to win ONE OF FIVE PRIZES, made-up of VIP TRIPS to a Sipsmith Swanhouse in Sydney.
Three exciting new roles within the Advocacy team, reporting to the Group Advocacy Manager, Hayley Morison welcomes James Buntin, House of Suntory National Ambassador, Rhianna Lucas, Maker’s Mark Diplomat and Alice Newport – James B Beam Distilling Co – National Ambassador.
On Wednesday, 24th May, following a ‘SIP-cessful’ event in Sydney, The Blend is bringing ‘Serve Smith’ to Melbourne; bringing any ‘sophisticated’ swans across Victoria, a heated match showcasing cocktail techniques and trending flavours with new (& the best!) local talent.