Words by Ben Davidson, Drinks Curator
These 100 bartenders from around the country have shown that they are no slouchers when it comes to being recognised by our panel of industry experts for their outstanding drinks making and bartending skills.
Our industry is full of hardworking bartenders who, night in and night out, service the needs of the thirsty public largely unrecognised for their efforts. However in the spirit of giving credit where it is due, this group of bartenders is what keeps Australia on the cutting edge of brilliance in cocktail culture globally. For those who missed out this year, there is always next year!
We recently convened a panel of 50 drinks industry experts from around the country to select up to 25 bartenders that they rate highly as achieving excellence in the creation and service of drinks and cocktails. We received over 1000 individual votes which gave us a list of over 200 bartenders, nationally.
Based on a final round of voting from this list of 100 bartenders, we will be announcing the T25 for 2018 at our launch party on 20th August, in Sydney.
Congratulations to the following Top 100!