Six of the country’s leading bartenders have been named UK finalists in the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition.
Will Meredith from Dandelyan, Dominic Whisson from The American Bar at The Savoy in London, Christopher McQuillan from Oliver’s Restaurant in Belfast, Leon Back from Panda & Sons in Edinburgh, and Oliver Pluck from EPICURUS in Leeds, have been selected. They will go head to head at the Northern European finals in Amsterdam in November, competing to be the overall UK.
The bartender who earns the title of UK champion will then conduct their most promising campaign before travelling to Mexico City where their drink will be given a world stage at the global final in May 2018.
“The hardest part of this competition is finding something truly different and that is what all finalists have presented,” says Metinee Kongsrivilai, UK brand ambassador for Bacardí Rums. “The inspiration behind their drinks were personal and unique, incorporating elements not just from their personal lives but also from today’s bartending culture. Their drinks were creative, forward thinking and delicious.”