Diageo's World Class goes to Glasgow

11 December, 2018

Diageo has announced that next year’s World Class Bartender of the Year awards will be in Glasgow.

Global head of World Class, Emily Wheldon, said: “We are hugely proud to be bringing the World Class Bartender of the Year Global Finals to Scotland, the home of so many of Diageo’s much-loved spirits. Glasgow will be an exciting hub for festivities, and the perfect backdrop for the world’s best bartenders to show off their incredible talent.”

More than 10,000 bartenders from all over the world are expected to take part in the competition with the best talent invited to compete in the finals in Glasgow.

Spirits writer and Glasgow-native, Dave Broom, said: “Glasgow? It’s the beating heart of Scotland. The country’s largest city, one which has always been a centre of invention and reinvention. The former heartland of industrialisation is now a place of swagger and confidence, of grand architecture and noisy pubs, galleries and a thriving music scene, populated by people who want to spend time with you and tell you jokes. Constantly. A place of surprises, a treasure box of a city in all its messy, thrilling, madness.”





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Philip Duff

Make safety sexy

It was the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ annual dinner at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence Mansion House a few weeks ago, and as a junior member of the Gin Guild I was permitted to attend, provided I promised not to pinch any silverware and did a little light sweeping afterwards.

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