Over the last couple of days ten of the best bartenders in the UK have been battling it out for the crown of Diageo Reserve World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2018.
Ally Kelsey and Nurdin Topham headlined this years Funkin Innovation Lab as it recently toured the UK, BarLifeUK went up to Manchester to try and learn something.
After the first two heats in London it was time to get out on the road with Leeds our first stop.
The heats of the Four Pillars Australian (Gin) Open kicked off in Bristol as we began the search for the first two bartenders to compete in the UK final.
Jim Beam are launching a new American College themed training programme across the country and giving one bartender a trip to Tokyo.
In the last couple of weeks of his Bacardi Legacy campaign Leon Back hit another level to ensure that the Queen Street cocktail becomes a classic.
The Funkin Innovation Lab returns with it’s hands-on workshop, teaming up with London’s hot new bartender hub Crucible to visit Bristol & Manchester.
The catalogue for the Distillers’ Charity Auction of Rare Whiskies & Experiences has been released and we’ve never seen anything like it before.
Funkin’s annual Innovation Competition is back and upping the ante this year with its biggest prize yet.