DISCOVER THE WORLD CLASS 50

The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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The World Class 50

1. Charles Joly, ‘The Solstice Shrub’

WINNER: World Class Bartender of the Year 2014

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2. Charlie Ainsbury, ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’

The Anchor & Bulletin Place Sydney Australia

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3. Hannah Van Ongevalle, ‘Coco-Roche’

The Pharmacy, Knokke-Heist Belgium

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4. Laércio de Souza Silva (Zulu), ‘Piladinho’

La Maison est Tombée, São Paulo Brasil

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5. Ahmed Yahi (Mido), ‘Jasmin Whisper’

Café Moderne, Paris France

6. Teo Spiropoulos, ‘Viva la Vida‘

Tailor Made, Athens Greece

Images by Dionyssis Matiatos

7. Claudio Perinelli (Peri), ‘Coffee Break’

Bartenders Academy, Verona Italy

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8. Jason Clark, ‘Long White Cloud’

Bedford Soda & Liquor, Ponsonby Central, Auckland New Zealand

9. Aida Ashor, ‘Pepperish Journey’

Flair Angel, Bucharest

10. Vitaliy Ekimenko, ‘Andreevsky Punch’

Funny Cabany, Moscow Russia

11. Peter Chua Zhibin, ‘The Nutcracker’

28 HongKong Street, Singapore

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12.Giacomoloris Giannotti, ‘Mediterranean Treasure’

Ohla Boutique Bar, Barcelona Spain

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13. Luis Cano, ‘Bijao’

Palco Club el Nogal, Bogotá Colombia


14. Reinhard Pohorec (Reini), ‘She’s Like The Wind’

Tür 7, Vienna, Austria


15. Grant Sceney, ‘Coquihalla’

Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge, Vancouver Canada


16. Andy Trattner, ‘Liquid Luck’

Silver Palm at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman


17. Chris Xi, ‘Summer Watermelon Cooler’

E.P.I.C, Shanghai China


18. Fernando Rodriguez Valverde (Fercho), ‘Canoncito 75’

Bar Zambra at Hotel Real Intercontinental, San Jose Costa Rica


19. Jarda Janoušek, ‘Elixir of Life’

Black Angel´s Bar, Praha Czech Republic


20. Hardeep Singh Rehal, ‘Autumn Forest’

1105, Copenhagen Denmark

21. James Fowler, ‘Marsh – haul Matters’

The Larder House, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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22. Maxim Kilian, ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

The Parlour, Frankfurt Germany


23. Shekhar Grover, ‘Mexican Chameleon’

Champagne Bar aboard The Oasis of the SeasRoyal Caribbean International


24. Hector Raul Cojolón Xoc, ‘Quetzalli azul’

Wayeb Bar, La Reunion Golf Resort, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala


25. Lau Wai Yip Wallace, ‘Chrysanthemum Stage’

Wyndham the 4th, Hong Kong


26. Varun Sudhakar, ‘Beat the Betel’

AER Bar & Lounge, Mumbai India


27. Arey Barker, ‘Spice Negroni’

Woobar @ W Retreat and Spa, Bali Indonesia


28. Bar Shira, ‘Olive Tree martini’

Imperial Craft cocktail Bar, Tel Aviv Israel


29. Kaori Kurakami, ‘Oriental Beauty’

Bar High Five, Tokyo Japan

30. Sung-Min Park, ‘Five Element’

Le Chamber, Seoul City Korea


31. Leow Yinying, ‘10Fizz’

Marini’s on 57, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


32. Ricardo Montes Sandoval ‘El Reyés Manhattan Porque’

Maison Artemisia, Mexico City


33. Elmostafa Noureddine, ‘Cosmohibiscus’

Italien Bar at La Mamounia, Marrakech Morocco


34. Jesper Host, ‘Cider House Cocktail’

No.19, Oslo Norway

35. Ensor Yusseff Alnengor Bonilla, ‘Backyard Spritzer’

Casa Diabla Grill & Cocktails, Panama City Panama


36. Joel Giancarlo Chirinos Durand, ‘The Golden Inca’

Maras restaurant in The Westin Lima Hotel, Lima Peru


37. Joma Rivera, ‘The Santa Ana Derby’

The Curator Coffee and Cocktails, Makati Philippines


38. Jonatan Melendez, ‘Ginger Cloud’

Santaella, Bayamón Puerto Rico


39. Brent Anslin Perremore, ‘Golden Goose’

Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Cape Town South Africa


40. Anton Velich, ‘Kaax & Honey’

Sky restaurant & Vodka Bar, Bratislava Slovakia


41. Rikard Enell, ‘Smoky Mint Fashion’

Taverna Brillo, Stockholm Sweden

42. Alexandros Nicolaides, ‘Honey Melon’

Neo Bar, Zürich Switzerland

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43. Jeffrey Chang, ‘Gold Rush’

The Den, Taipei City Taiwan


44. Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, ‘Let the passion flow’

Roof Hideaway, Bangkok Thailand


45. Leroy Soumokil, ‘Going Dutch’

Henry’s Bar, Amsterdam

46. Karlina Keisha Permell ‘Nolet’s Love’

The Branch French Fort, Tobago


47. Onurcan Gencer, ‘G Brothers’

Flamingo, Istanbul Turkey


48. Jan Liska, ‘Pepino’

Boca, Dubai UAE


49. Le Thanh Tung, ‘Touch’

Chill Sky Bar, Ho Chi Minh Vietnam


50. Charles Joly, ‘Improved Blood & Sand’

WINNER: World Class Bartender of the Year 2014

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