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New Delhi for World Class Javier Bravo

Javier Bravo from Long Island Bar in Cork will be Ireland’s representative at the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year Global Finals in New Delhi next month.

Javier will now join 33 other contenders from bars around the globe to shake, stir and pour his way across six challenges with the aim of lifting the global title.

The Irish final was judged by an expert panel including World Class Global Ambassador Spike Marchant, Tanqueray Master Distiller Thomas Nichol and its Brand Ambassador Barrie Wilson.

Spike joined the judging panel after performing similar duties at the finals in India, Puerto Rico, Columbia and Mexico.

The competitors were put through a series of challenges including ‘Food Matching’, ‘Speed and Taste’ and ‘Ritual and Theatre’. Javier skilfully matched his unique ‘Perfect Pair’ cocktail with a dish created by the Harry’s on the Green Head Chef and completed the ‘Speed and Taste’ round in a superb three minutes 55 seconds before impressing the crowd with his signature Bushmills 16 Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey cocktail ‘1806’ and his signature serve, the ‘Ciroc Excellence’.

Sarah Douglas, Reserve Brands Manager at Diageo Ireland, said, “The industry looks towards World Class as a leader in setting global trends alight, where bartenders are educated and inspired to create exceptional cocktails and experiences for consumers”.

The Global Finals are being held in New Delhi, India, from the 11th – 14th July. Follow the Global Final on the World Class Global Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GlobalWorldClassFinals.

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