World Class 2012 Finals: The winner is…

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50 to 1: Tim Philips is on top the world

It’s been an amazing four days here in Rio. We’ve seen true artistry and witnessed real passion and commitment to the craft of bartending as each participant worked their creativity to the max. Thanks to Diageo and its committment to training, nurturing and bigging up new and existing talents, the future of the cocktail world is looking very bright indeed.

There have been a few tears but thankfully no tantrums as the world’s best bartenders served the toughest customers they’ll probably have to face in their lives. Gaz Regan, Dale DeGroff, Salvatore Calabrese, Peter Dorelli, Hidetsugu Ueno, Daniel Estremadoyro, Steve Olson, Arturo Savage and Aristotelis Papadopoulos put them through their paces and here are the results:

Diageo Reserve World Class 2012 Global Winner

Tim Philips Australia

Regional Winners

Latin America & Caribbean Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2012

Stephon Scott Trinidad & Tobago

Asia Pacific Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2012

Kae Yin Taiwan

Western Europe Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2012

Fjalar Goud Nederlands

Rest of the World

Jimmy Barrat Dubai

Final Challenge Winners

Retro Chic

Varia Dellalian Lebanon

Tropical Journey

Jimmy Barrat Dubai

Food Matching

Andy Mil Great Britain

Cocktail Mastery

Olivier Jacobs Belgium

Hollywood Bollywood

Giuseppe Santamaria Spain

Rio Street Market

Dennis Zoppi Italy

Cocktails Against the Clock

Shigeki Yoshida Japan

Signature Special

Kae Yin Taiwan

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The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)

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