Norwegian bartender, Adrián Michalčík, has been awarded the title of Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year, which saw bartenders from 50 countries take part.

Jean Trinh, founder of Alquímico in Cartagena, Colombia, has been named the winner of Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2022.

Drinks International sat down with the acting bar manager of the American Bar at The Savoy, Andrea Di Chiara, to talk about the closure, reopening and a new dawn at the UK’s oldest surviving cocktail bar.

Bar manager of Edinburgh’s Panda & Sons, Sean Cavanagh, has been named the UK’s Most Sustainable Bartender at the Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge. 

Gǒng at Shangri-La The Shard, London, has partnered with Diplomático Rum and Canaïma Gin this summer, two sustainable, smallbatch Latin American spirits brands.

Graham’s Port has announced the winner of its inaugural global bartender competition which saw Swiss bartender David Pfister claim first prize.

Barcelona-based cocktail bar Two Schmucks has announced a four-week US tour that will take the team to five of America’s most renowned bars across five states.

Masahiro Urushido of Katana Kitten in New York City has been named the Altos Bartenders' Bartender at the inaugural North America's 50 Best Bars awards.

Singapore-bar Atlas has announced the appointment of former assistant head bartender Lidiyanah K as its new head bartender.

Keith Motsi, head bartender at Charles H in Four Seasons Seoul, has won the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2022.

Lynnette Marrero, the co-founder of Speed Rack and bar manager of Llama Inn, New York, has been named the winner of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2021 at The World’s 50 Best Bars.

The American Bar at The Savoy in London will reopen for business on October 4.

The Savoy has appointed Shannon Tebay as head bartender of the American Bar and senior mixologist at the hotel.

Jay Khan: Agave Activist

06 July, 2021

Jay Khan is hot property in Asia’s bar scene right now. His agave-focused bar, Coa, is number one in Asia’s 50 Best Bars and he was voted Bartenders’ Bartender in 2020. But a humble job on the  floor of Hong Kong’s Hard Rock Cafe was where Khan’s career in hospitality began.

Renato ‘Tato’ Giovannoni has won the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2020 after building up an iconic reputation among his peers.

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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