I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
Since its debut in 2009 BarSmarts Wired has registered more than 5,000 bartenders and mixologists from the US and overseas.
The programme, which is updated twice a year, covers topics including Spirits Knowledge and Tasting, Industry History, Cocktail Knowledge and Technique, Bartending for Career Advancement, and Service and Profit.
According to Pernod Ricard USA, those who complete the training are eligible for “advanced education, VIP invitations to industry events, networking opportunities and discounts to various 'cocktail weeks' across the country”.
Interested bartenders can register by visiting barsmarts.com and entering the promotion code ‘Spring2012’.