Thursday, November 21, 2019
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A bartender from Singapore has won the world cocktail making championships on Thursday 26 September.

Part of the championships were held at the Talisker Distillery on Monday 23 September, where competitors faced a mystery ingredient challenge.  

Singapore's Bannie Kang was ultimately named the 2019 World Class champion late on Thursday night.  

Simon Earley, head of Diageo World Class, said the Scottish showpiece was one of the most competitive finals in the competition’s history. “The skill and talent of the bartenders battling it out across all the different challenges was awe-inspiring.

“Bannie Kang is a worthy winner and her technique, temperament, and artisanship really stood out across the four days.”

Mr Earley added: “At first glance, Diageo World Class bartender of the year is all about inviting the planet’s finest bartenders to take part in a huge competition using the very best spirits available.

“But it’s also about getting all these incredible talents working and learning together, so they can inspire each other and spark ideas off each other that will elevate drinks culture globally, for everybody’s benefit.”

Photo: World Class/PA

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