Bartender Dean MacGregor of Sahara in Reading took the prize after impressing judges with his Jack in Black 'sharing'‚ cocktail.
Judged by American whisky expert Nidal Ramini and Jack Daniel's master distiller Jeff Arnett and master taster Jeff Norman, the 2011 final took place on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, Tennessee, close to the Jack Daniel Distillery.
Competitors were asked to create a cocktail within five minutes that contained Jack Daniel's and no more than six other 'readily available' ingredients.
Extra marks were awarded for 'creative presentation' and a memorable cocktail name.
Judge Ramini said: 'We really mixed it up this year and threw the bartenders a bit of a curve ball by asking for sharing drinks, which is a concept that is usually associated with gin and rum, but they certainly delivered.
"Dean MacGregor from bar of the moment Sahara in Reading made what I think is almost the perfect Jack Daniel's drink. It was inspired by rock & roll, used really simple ingredients and tasted amazing.
"Finally I would just like to add that this competition has shown again the depth of bartending talent we have in the UK, it's not just one city dominating, great Jack drinks are coming from all corners of the UK and I think that‚s a real compliment to our industry."
Jack in Black recipe:
8 Barspoons cherry preserve
140ml Jack Daniel's
30ml Opal Nera Black sambuca
30ml Cherry marnier
120ml Fresh lemon juice
120ml Cranberry juice
4 x Dashes Fee Bros barrel aged bitters
Split all of the ingredients equally over two shakers
Stir the jam until it dissolves
Shake with cubed ice
Strain into four jam jars with cubed ice
Garnish each jam jar with a lemon twist and a cherry (with 2 sip straws)