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UK’s top 100 bartenders announced

Published:  11 April, 2019

Diageo Reserve has announced its 2019 World Class Top 100 bartenders, putting the spotlight on the best and brightest of the UK bar world.

The shortlist includes names from London to Glasgow, and represent those who have made it through the first stage of Diageo’s annual competition to find the next generation of bartending talent.

Diageo reports a rise in the number of hopefuls entering the first digital stage of the competition, with a 50% increase on 2018.

For the next stage, candidates have until May 1 to produce a serve under the heading of ‘Tartan Tiki’, using Talisker 10 Year Old and showcasing British flavours.

Following the in-bar judging, the top 100 will be whittled down to 20, who will then come together to compete for the GB crown, before representing GB in the World Class Global Final hosted in Glasgow later this year.

The full list Diageo Reserve GB World Class Top 100 Bartenders is as follows:

Alex Palumbo Fazenda Edinburgh

Alexander Taylor Pennyroyal Cardiff

Andras Forray Home House London

Andrea Paleari Bloomsbury Club Bar London

Andrei Marcu The Edgbaston Hotel & Cocktail Lounge Birmingham

Andrew Gray The Finnieston Bar & Restaurant Glasgow

Andy Crowder The Curiosity Shop Lincoln

Anton Ruschev Hicce London

Arnaud Volte The London EDITION London

Ashley Barnett Church Street Gin House Wimborne

Ashton Williamson Lyaness London

Bartosz Miedeksza High Water London

Benjamin Higginson The Barologist Edinburgh

Benji Davies Little Mercies London

Bryn Lovell Public Sheffield

Calum Robb The Box Social Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Cameron Attfield Disrepute London

Charlotte Pemberton Nomadic Bartender Sheffield

Conor Moncrieff Cail Bruich Glasgow

Cosmin Tigroso Do Not Disturb London

Cristian Silenzi American Bar at The Savoy London

Cyril Francoise Kettner's Townhouse London

Daniel Williams No.6 Bar Swansea

Dario Arranz Oblix London

David Hall Terroir Tapas Bournemouth

Dom Horsley The Botanist York York

Elysa McGuire Below Stairs Leeds

Emanuel Blaj 144 on the Hill London

Emanuele Mensah Disrepute London

Eric Kedroff Stable Bar London

Ethan Youel Mark's Bar at HIX Soho London

Gabor Molnar The Pig Brockenhurst

Georgi Petrov The Italian Orchard Preston

Giacomo Guarnera The Churchill Bar & Terrace London

Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus Happiness Forgets London

Giovanni Tavano Kwānt London

Gregorio Soriente American Bar at The Savoy London

James Purcell Lacey Coppa Club Maidenhead

James Rawcliffe Tigerlily Edinburgh

James Hawkins Sexy Fish London

Jamie Gilmour The Washhouse Manchester

Jamie Moran Wheesht Glasgow

Jo Last Beaufort Bar at The Savoy London

Joanna Durczak Public Sheffield

Joe Senington The Larder House Bournemouth

Jonathan Arthur Bramble Bar Edinburgh

Juan Nosti Nine Lives London

Kieran Grieves Cairn Group Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Leigh Donaldson Brewhemia Edinburgh

Leonardo Renzi The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge Birmingham

Liam Dervey The Leaky Boston Carlisle

Liam Scott The Corinthian Club Glasgow

Liam Grogan Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn Glasgow

Luke Robinson Lyaness London

Luke Bensley Nocturnal Animals Birmingham

Marco Semeraro The Arts Club London

Mark McClintock Every Cloud London

Martin Zemanovic The Hide Bar London

Matteo Vaccargiu Hide Below London

Matteo Carretta Mr Fogg Society of Exploration London

Matteo Battistello White City House (Soho House) London

Matthew Cusworth Hoot the Redeemer Edinburgh

Matthew Galloway Tigerlily Edinburgh

Max Allison Scout London

Michael Fox Revolution Lincoln Lincoln

Michael Dylan Edwards Aether Liverpool

Michel Paszto Simon Radley Arkle Bar at The Chester Grosvenor Chester

Mike Canham Red Light Bristol

Mikey Pendergast East London Liquor Company London

Miriam Nini The Groucho Club London

Mycol Cavalieri Coco Tang Nottingham

Oliver Braybrook Revolution Stafford Stafford

Oliver Wood Original Sin London

Paras Rajauriya Hilton London Syon Park London

Peter Konkoly COYA Mayfair London

Pierre Bedouillat COYA Mayfair London

Ping Fan Chen Oblix London

Robert Simpson The Clove Club London

Roberto Conti The Bloomsbury Club Bar London

Ross Edwin Montieths Edinburgh

Ryan Snedden Lucky Liquor Co. Edinburgh

Sam Baxendale KIN Edinburgh

Samuel Cronshaw BrewStone Swansea

Sean Fennelly Fitz's London

Sebastian Irimus Hide Restaurant London

Simone Sanna Cub London

Stefano Frau Tigerlily Edinburgh

Stevie Kane Cub London

Thomas Ryan Board Exeter

Thomas Payne Revolution Cornerhouse Nottingham

Thomas Auger Genuine Liquorette London

Thomas Loosli Original Sin London

Timothy Batchelor The Pig Hotel Brockenhurst Brockenhurst

Tom Kirk Below Stairs Leeds

Tom Wishart The Amsterdam Glasgow

Tommy Matthews The Edgbaston Birmingham

Valerio Vitiello Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour London

Vasili Panagopoulos Kelvingrove Cafe Glasgow

William Campbell-Rowntree Artesian London

Yoann Tarditi The London EDITION Lobby Bar London