Havana Club has unveiled The Havana Club Professional Edition range which has been specifically developed to target bartenders.

The Gin Guild, a trade body set up in 2012 to encourage excellence in gin distillation and promote the category worldwide, has 25 new members.

Bartender Kim Daniel Bergersen of Norway prevailed from a field of 11 finalists at Pilsner Urquell’s International Master Bartender (IMB) competition.

Brown-Forman has appointed bartender Tom Vernon as its new American whiskey ambassador.

Pernod Ricard’s super premium gin, Beefeater 24, is now available in 50 markets worldwide.

Czech lager brand Pilsner Urquell has anointed Dubliner Fearghus McCormack as its International Master Bartender 2011.

The UK heat of the Gin Mare cocktail Competition took place this week at the Imbibe show in London.

Bacardi has launched True Originals, an online hub for bartenders globally.

Diageo has announced a host city for the final of its World Class 2011 bartender competition. Delhi, India, will play host to the final of what has been dubbed “the Oscars of the industry”.

The Marie Brizard Belvédère Group hosted 43 bartenders from 27 countries at the 27th International Bartender Seminar (IBS).

Diageo has announced the winner of its global bartender competition World Class. Erik Lorincz from the Connaught Bar at The Connaught, London, was crowned champion at a ceremony in Athens, Greece.

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