Caption: Darnell Holguin (left) and Ryan Wainwright, winners of the 2017 USBG
Legacy Cocktail Showcase.
11, when all 46 bartenders prepared their inspired cocktails for an elite panel of USBG representatives.
For the first time in the history of the USBG "Most Inspired Bartender" search, the final event was held in a high-energy Iron Chef-style format, with the introduction of a very special secret ingredient - the newly launched BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East[R] gin.
House of BOMBAY Vice President and Brand Managing Director Giles Woodyer said, "In our fifth year as sponsor of the USBG 'Most Inspired Bartender' program, the breadth and depth of the talent we've seen has been phenomenal.
Although our Monday mixing competitions do not focus on time limits or precision, Ronaldo Colli of Americano, continued to concentrate on this and went on to win first prize for technical execution in the USBG
national competition two years running.
The Master Accreditation Program consists of three tiers USBG Spirits Professional, USBG Advanced Bartender & the USBG Master Mixologist levels respectively.
We are excited to be associated with the USBG as it is such an established and prestigious organization" said John Eason, VP, National Sales Manager "There is much we can learn from each other in this partnership, as Don Q is one of the world's most established spirits brands, rich in over 150 years of tradition & heritage.
John Meisler, Midwest Regional Manager For Serralles USA will work closely with the Ponce, Puerto Rico based Master Blender, Silvia Santiago, to provide the most relevant information to each chapter on a consistent bases, as well as serve as an ongoing reference asset to the USBG for the rum category.
David Nepove, USBG National Vice President, said: "The 2009 USBG National Cocktail Competition was a great success.
According to USBG and Beam Global, judging for the 2009 "Best Cocktail" was based on aroma, taste, balance, originality and garnish.
Competition Committee will supervise the match.
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