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Suntory Cup NSW Finals 2013

The NSW Suntory Cup 2013 NSW state final was held at the Oxford Art Factory in Darlinghurst last night. Five bartenders from NSW competed for the title with industry guests attending the packed out event.

Suntory Cup NSW Finals 2013
L-R: Jonathon Carr (3rd), Aaron Edmonds, Jason Williams (1st), Michael Nouri (2nd), Evan Brown

Five bartenders competed for the title, each was allocated half an hour to prepare and serve as many of their cocktails for the guests. Jason Williams from The Rook took out the first prize with Michael Nouri from Vasco in second place and Jonathon Carr from The Wild Rover in the third spot. Other contestants were Evan Brown from Embers Bar, Aaron Edmonds ex Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining.

The national final ‘Cocktail Connoisseur’ bartender competition will be held in Sydney later in the year. The winner will be awarded with a trip to Japan visiting cocktail bars and distilleries with $1000 spending money.

Photographs of the event are available on the Gourmantic Facebook page.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.