~The best of the country’s bartenders will compete at the National finals~
~ Tim Etherington-Judge takes Delhi on a sensorial journey with a bespoke single malt masterclass~
Diageo Reserve World Class, the industry’s biggest and most prestigious bartending competition is back! 13 leading bartenders from around the country will battle it out in a series of challenges to be crowned the best of the best. A unique platform to discover the next generation of bartending talent, Diageo Reserve World Class sets the latest trends in mixology cocktail making, and introduces these trends to the best bars worldwide.
|Tim Judge at Diageo Reserve Worldclass Farzi Cafe 2|
As cocktail culture continues to flourish, in an effort to recognize and reward the craft of the bartender, Diageo Reserve World Class has become synonymous with discovering the latest cocktail trends and inspiring a new generation of mixologists to push the boundaries to create exceptional cocktails and fine drinking experiences for patrons.
|Tim Judge and Daniel Jones - Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador North at Diageo Reserve World Class Farzi Cafe_2|
Tim Etherington Judge hosted a 90 minute masterclass in Delhi’s Farzi Café recently, taking guests on a sensorial journey while taking a deep dive into World Class and its importance to the industry. Besides providing a brief overview of The Singleton of Glen Ord and single malt as a category, Tim engaged guests with delectable signature concoctions that were served with carefully selected appetizers to enhance the flavors of the cocktails prepared. Using the latest mixology trends uncovered from the current World Class India competition, Tim created interesting single malt inspired concoctions that were a hit among those present. Each recipe contains one of Tim’s ‘tricks of the trade’, together with unique ingredients to bring out the flavor profiles of The Singleton. The Singleton cocktails were paired with delectable preparations by Farzi Café’s Chef Gaurav Chawla. A hit amongst guests present, the ‘Single Tonic’ was paired with Farzi Café’s Braised Lamb chops and marsh wangan korma glaze, veri grits. Goat cheese stuffed tangri kebab were served with roasted bell pepper coulis that perfectly complemented the flavours in ‘Speyside Sour’.
Speaking about his visit to India, Tim Etherington Judge Diageo Reserve World Class Brand Ambassador said, “I’m very excited to be back in India to once again educate and entertain bartenders and beverage connoisseurs alike at the World Class module in Delhi.”
"Diageo Reserve World Class certainly sets a benchmark for the bartender to come up with their creativity & talent. As a Chef , it provides me an opportunity to pair my food with the drinks prepared by the finest bartenders across. It gets me an off-beaten track & opens a world of new flavor combinations. Moreover , Pairing in general is completely subjective ; in reality perception & attitude have more to do with a successful pairing than flavor anyway." says Gaurav Chawla Chef – Farzi Café, New Delhi.
Diageo Reserve World Class is recognized as a unique global platform that nurtures the talent of local bartenders, enables them with the right knowledge and prepares them for some of the best bars in the world. Providing a global platform to local talent, this year too, World Class will make people care about what, how and where they drink in the same way they do about food, in whichever part of the world they are. A team of judges comprising Tim Etherington Judge, Diageo Global Ambassador (ex-India Reserve Brand Ambassador), Nicholas Ord, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, West India and, Varun Sudhakar – twice India National World Class Champion will assess participants on knowledge, artistry, innovation, balance, technique and visual aesthetic. Bartenders will compete for the title of the National Winner of Diageo Reserve World Class 2016, India edition. The winner will ultimately take on the world’s best bartenders at Diageo’s eighth annual Global Diageo World Class Competition to be held in Miami, The USA in September, 2016.