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Calling all bartenders! Diplomático Rum’s Global Cocktail Competition returns for its 3rd Edition, and it is open to bartenders from 40 counties worldwide, all of which will be vying to compete in the World Finals in London, 2017. But do not worry - holding the World Finals in the UK does not preclude an amazing trip to Venezuela as you will have already visited Barquisimeto for the semi-finals! Do not delay – register your interest now!
Diplomático Rum is proud to announce the 3rd Edition of the Diplomático World Tournament (DWT), a global cocktail competition featuring bartenders from over 40 countries. Diplomático has secured a premium position in the spirits industry over the past decade, particularly since 2014 when the brand was named “#1 Top Trending Rum Brand” by the World's 50 Best Bars and in 2015 when the brand was voted “#5 Top Trending Brand in All Spirits Categories” by Drinks International.
Patrick Rabion, Diplomático’s Export Director explains, “The main objective of this competition is to strengthen the brand’s close relationship with the bartender community. We are looking for the best bartender in the world, one who, in addition to his or her technical skills, embodies Diplomático’s values. The 3rd Edition of DWT is a great example of the brand’s growth in popularity among bartenders. When the competition began in 2013, 14 countries were represented. During the 2nd Edition, the number doubled to 28 and for the 3rd Edition, we are proud to say there will be over 40 countries represented.”
Submissions to enter the 3rd Edition of the DWT began in some markets on August 1st; dates will vary according to each bartender’s country. In addition to their creativity, expertise and skills behind the bar, bartenders will also be evaluated by their charisma, elegance, and passion. Rabion adds, “Diplomático Rum strongly believes that the best bartender in the world is one who combines all these elements.”
Qualifying Rounds: October 2016 – February 2017 (Participating Country)
Continental Semi-Finals: April – May 2017 (in Barquisimeto, Venezuela)
World Final: June 2017 (in London, UK)
Cocktail recipe with one Diplomático’s Tradition range rums (Reserva, Blanco and Reserva Exclusiva)
Photograph of the cocktail
30-second to 1-minute video introducing themselves and their inspiration behind their cocktail
Selected contestants, having won their local qualifying rounds, will travel to Venezuela for the continental semi-finals to compete in the World Final in London. Only 13 bartenders will make it to the final round with the top three winners each earning cash prizes. Rabion says, “Known for its incredible cocktail scene and some of the best cocktail bars in the world, London is the ideal city to host a world finale.”
Rum Databank: Diplomático World Tournament
Country of Origin: Venezuela