Back for its sixth year, eight bartenders battled it out for their chance to represent Australia at the 2018/2019 BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition. Recognised as one of the leading global cocktail competitions, bartenders were tasked to create a Legacy cocktail that will stand the test of time.
Starting from an original pool of 30 entrants, last nights Semi-Final at Brisbane’s The Boom Boom Room, saw eight bartenders narrowed down to four who will now compete for the crown, at the National Final in February.
“The next step for these aspiring bartenders is to promote their cocktail throughout Australia and the world, getting as many people to taste, hear about and list their drink, proving it could become the next cocktail to last the test of time.” says Loy Catada who, along with fellow BACARDÍ Brand Ambassadors, Peter Hollands and Georgie Mann, will personally mentor these competitors on their pursuit for a spot in Amsterdam.
Leading up to the National Final, the top four will be mentored to prepare for the journey ahead. They will have exclusive access to BACARDÍ’s digital, PR and social media team as well as inside tips from previous Legacy finalists.
The winner will be selected based on the success of their Legacy cocktail and overall campaign and join the leagues of James Irvine, Dave Kerr, Andrew Bennett, Alissa Gabriel and Fred Siggins.
TOP FOUR FINALISTS
David Robinson (Snapper Rocks, NT)
Millie Tang (The Gresham, QLD)
Will Krepop (Jungle Boy, VIC)
Wildcard entrant Jenna Hemsworth (Hubert, NSW)