Diageo World Class 2017 Hits Nairobi

Diageo World Class 2017 Hits Nairobi

Diageo World Class Kenya is back for another epic year- 2017! On it's 3rd successful year running, expect more flair and creativity as Kenyan bartenders prepare for the coolest mixology competition ever.

World Class (now on its 9th Year) is actually the world’s biggest and most reputable cocktail competition and is the ultimate test of bartending skill. At every stage of the competition, entrants are usually expected to create cutting-edge cocktails, make great contacts and face amazing new challenges.

But before the main competition, over 50 bartenders convened at B-Club Nairobi for a brief with the Eabl/ Diageo Brand ambassador team on the criteria for the Diageo World Class Kenya 2017 edition.

It was an interactive event that saw presentations about the World Class competition from Alex Kavita – Brand ambassador EABL as well as Singleton and Don Julio tasting sessions from Douglas Duncanson – Senior Brand Ambassador for East Africa.

A special afternoon session saw (Diageo World Class Kenya 2016 winner) Joan Samia get behind the bar and create some premium based cocktails with Ron Zacapa rum and Tanqueray No. Ten Gin which barskenya was privileged to sample and judge. Uniquely mixed, the two cocktails were definitely an indication of why Joan made it to crop last year.

The cocktail making session was followed by a Q&A where Joan shared her experience in Miami where the 2016 global final was held.

If you're interested in taking part in the 2017 World Class Edition, here is the criteria

Submit two original recipes by Jan 31st 2017

One, a bloody mary using Ketel one vodka, Ketel one citron vodka or Bulleit bourbon.The other a margarita with Don Julio tequila

All bartenders can participate and will be judged individual

Top 6 go into the National final where one bartender will win the prestigious title of world class bartender 2017 and go on to the global final in Mexico to battle for global honors.

As a bartender, you'll be challenged to take the cocktail culture to the highest standards. Are you ready to explore and innovate current cocktail trends using great brands from the Diageo reserve spirit portfolio? Then this competition is for you!