The Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year competition is now open for entries.
The competition, now in its twelfth year, encourages bartenders from across the UK to submit an entry of one or two serves to be in with the chance of making it into the top 100 contestant. These entries will then be shortlisted to 20 following an in-bar judging stage.
The UK's top 20 bartenders will then compete to be crowned GB World Class Bartender of the Year at the final, which this year takes place in June at the Pig hotel in Brockenhurst in the New Forest. The overall winner will represent Great Britain in the final, to be hosted in Sydney, Australia, in autumn.
The two categories bartenders have been asked to submit to are ‘Acid House' and ‘Heritage Highballs'. The former is designed to celebrate the citrus fruit that forms Diageo's premium gin brand, Tanqueray No Ten, and ‘Heritage Highballs' pays tribute to the classic Johnnie Walker highball, challenging entrants to produce their own using Johnnie Walker Black Label and a range of ingredients.
Jack Sotti, World Class GB brand ambassador at Diageo Reserve, said: "World Class has become a hotly anticipated calendar date for bartenders across the globe and it is fantastic to have built such a strong community.
"GB representative Cameron Attfield [pictured] came fourth at the global finals in 2019, and this year we will be watching closely to see if any of our bartenders can go that one step further and bring home the coveted title of World Class Bartender of the Year 2020 – let's watch this space!"
For full details on how to enter, visit www.TheWorldClassClub.com and share a photo of your drink entry on social media using #WorldClassGB2020