Winners: Diageo Reserve World Class Final

, 19 Jul 2011

From 10,000 to one, over the past eleven months, contenders from the most established and prestigious bars around the globe have been competing in regional heats, each wanting to win a coveted place at the Global Final in New Delhi. Just 34 were selected to go head to head in front of some of the most revered names in the industry – Dale DeGroff, Salvatore Calabrese, Peter Dorelli, Gary Regan, Hidetsugu Ueno and Daniel Estremadoyro.

Bar mixologist, Manabu Ohtake, from Tower’s Bar Bellovisto, Japan was crowned Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2011, beating 33 other finalists in the highest accolade of the liquid world.

Our Indian bartender, Hemant Kumar Pathak from from Blue Bar, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi also won an award in the classic and vintage drinks with a twist category among the other bartenders from all over the world.