The London heat of World Class 2014 always produces impressive results.
Given that so many of the World’s best bars can be found in the capital city, and with many of these being hotel and restaurant bars which traditionally do well in World Class, the London heat is always a close one.
BarLifeUK didn’t judge this round and so cannot provide a detailed report on proceedings, however we can confirm that this heat was identical to the others in so much as it consisted of three rounds: The original cocktail presentation, followed by mystery box and speed rounds.
The competitors were:
- Michele Mariotti – Savoy Hotel
- Darren Ball – The Ivy
- Lorenzo Antinori – Savoy Hotel
- Valentino Longo – BamBou
- Nathan O’Neil – Milk & Honey
- Rafel Marino – The Arts Club
Nathan O’Neil of Milk & Honey scored highest, securing himself a place in the World Class 2014 UK final.
The wining drink
- 2 dashes Bob’s Lavender Bitters
- 5ml Saffron infused Cocchi Americano
- 5ml Creme de cassis
- 50ml Ketel One Vodka
Perfumed with scents of lemon verbena, lemon thyme and dried lemon peel.
Stirred and served in a glass neat.