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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What is the World Class 50?

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 that define the ‘must have’ fine drinking experience in their city, along with providing insider knowledge on the most stylish and sophisticated locations to stay, shop and dine nearby.

How are the World Class 50 chosen?

Those who make up the World Class 50 have been chosen as follows…

All 44 finalists who competed in the largest and most credible mixology competition in the industry - the World Class Bartender of the Year 2013.

Previous winners - 2012 World Class Bartender of the Year Tim Philips and 2010 World Class Bartender of the Year Erik Lorincz

The world’s most respected mixology pioneers and industry gurus who sit on the esteemed judging panel - Salvatore Calabrese, Julie Reiner, Hidetsugu Uneo and overall competition host Spike Merchant.

What is the World Class
Bartender of the Year competition?

World Class Bartender of the Year is the world’s largest mixology competition. Now in its 5th year, it is synonymous with pushing the boundaries of contemporary and experimental cocktail culture using the finest of ingredients and finest of spirits.

The world’s most elite bartenders go through vigorous regional heats and national finals, before going on to represent their own country at the global final.

This year’s global final took place aboard a luxury cruise liner, travelling across the Mediterranean taking in Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Ibiza and Barcelona.

A TV show captured this journey and will be broadcast around the world from November.