Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender 2014 Australia Final

The Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender Competition Australia Final for 2014 was held at The Barber Shop in Sydney with Rodrigo “Rory” Vega of Hello Sailor taking the title.

Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender 2014 Australia Final
Rodrigo “Rory” Vega

Twelve bartenders from around Australia competed for the title with Tom Egerton (Eau de Vie), Nick Selvadurai (Cookie), Lee Potter Cavanagh (Akiba), Oscar Eastman (1806), Jimmy Irvine (Shady Pines), Pez Collier (Lychee Lounge), Quynh Van Nguyen (China Diner), Cristiano Beretta (The Rook), Jonathan Minihan (The Toff in Town), John Davidson Jr (The Barber Shop) and Russell Downie (Palmer & Co).

Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender 2014 Australia Final
Competitors and Judges

Judging the competition were Tim Stones, Global Ambassador for Beefeater, Jason Williams Group Bar Manager for the Keystone Group and winner of the Beefeater 24 Global Bartender competition for 2013 and Ben Davidson, Spirits Ambassador, Pernod Ricard Australia.

Competitors had to make one drink using Beefeater Dry or Beefeater 24 and to use London, the home of Beefeater Gin, as influence for their creation.

Rodrigo Vega will attend The Beefeater MIXLDN Global Final in London between the 13th – 15th of January 2015.

Photographs of the competition will be posted on the Gourmantic Facebook page this week. Like the page to stay up to date.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

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