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These bartenders have been named among the UK's best

Bartenders from Aberdeen to Falmouth have been named among the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2020 top 100.

This year's competition attracted a record number of entries, with more than 450 bartenders vying for a place on the coveted list. 

For the next stage of the competition, the remaining contenders have been asked to submit a Ketel One 'One Square Mile' serve. The challenge encourages them to think about community, local enterprise and environmental responsibility and to utilise producers, growers and manufacturers within a one-mile radius of their bar. 

The competitors have until 6 April to submit their next entry online ahead of the in-bar judging stage, when the top 100 bartenders will be whittled down to a shortlist of 20 ahead of the GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2020 final. The overall winner will then travel to Sydney, Australia to represent Great Britain at the Diageo Reserve World Class global final.

Jack Sotti, World Class GB brand ambassador at Diageo Reserve, said: "The quality this year really has been incredible and indicates what an exciting next stage lies in store. Whittling down our top 100 bartenders to just 20 is going to be no mean feat, but we're looking forward to seeing what our top 100 will pull out of the bag."


Here are the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2020 top 100 bartenders:



Adam Hussein, Artesian

Andrea Paleari, St James Bar

Adrian Lulisca, The Stoke House

Alexandra Farrow, Silver Lining

Alex King, Artesian

Anas El Bahhaj, Zetter Townhouse

Andras Forray, Annabel's

Angelos Bafas, Aqua Shard

Anton Ruschev, Hicce

Arnaud Voltre, The Lobby Bar at The London EDITION

Benji Davies, Little Mercies

Cristian Silenzi, American Bar at The Savoy

Daniel Winters-Gonzalez, Black Rock

Dina Kisil, American Bar at The Savoy

Dylan Dalzotto, Oblix at The Shard

Eric Kedroff, Cahoots

Fraser Medford, Juniper Palace

Giannis Sitanos, American Bar at The Savoy

Giovanni Tavano, Kwant

Jacopo Zola, Hawksmoor

Jason Patrick Glynn, Three Sheets

Jason Knusel, American Bar at The Savoy

Jo Last, Beaufort Bar at The Savoy

Jonatan Muñoz Iniesta, Hawksmoor

Krystian Kropaczewski, Artesian

Kuba Korzynski, Black Rock

Leon Wilkes Back, Artesian

Lorenzo Gavelli, Disrepute

Louis Macpherson, Lyaness

Luca Cicalese, American Bar at The Savoy

Marcello Cauda, The Mezzanine at The Stratford

Mark McClintock, Every Cloud

Marko Stanar, Annabel's 

Martin Zemanovic, Hide Bar

Mathieu Aliche, Balthazar

Matteo Bernardo, Demon, Wise & Partners

Michael Duda, Basson Bar

Rich Patrulei, The Vault

Stevie Kane, Baccarat Bar

Tiago Vasconcelos, Coupette

Toby Heap, Blue Bar at The Berkeley

Tom Hughes, Hide Bar

Vince Smart, Hawksmoor

Vincenzo Favata, Cahoots

Yoann Tarditi, The Lobby Bar at The London EDITION


Rest of England

Alexander Lau, Coco Tang, Nottingham

Arun Rodgers, Za Za Bazaar, Bristol

Brynn Lovell, Public, Sheffield

Christopher Jarrett, The Longstore, Charlestown, Cornwall

Dominic Dijkstra, Pickmere Country House, Pickmere, Cheshire

Edward Blacklock, The Botanist, York

Erin Davies, The Edgbaston, Birmingham

Holly Bennetts, Water's Edge Bar at The Greenback Hotel, Falmouth

Jacob Clarke, Couch, Birmingham

Jacob Drew, Dr Inks Curiosities, Exeter

Jamie Gilmour, The Washhouse, Manchester

Jamie Lock, HMSS, Bristol

Joanna Durczak, Public, Sheffield

Joe Fox, Project Halcyon Distillery, Manchester

Joe Senington, The Library of Liquor at The Larderhouse, Bournemouth

Joe Stefani-Rodgers, The Lounge at The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

John Carr, Public, Sheffield

Josh Baumer, Terroir Tapas, Bournemouth

Karl Stanley, Science and Industry, Manchester

Kieran Harrison, Dr Inks Curiosities, Exeter

Luke Bensley, Opheem, Birmingham

Matt Arnold, The Edgbaston, Birmingham

Matt Briggs, Halulu, Teignmouth, Devon

Michael Charles, The Milk Thistle, Bristol

Michael Dylan Edwards, Aether, Liverpool

Michael Yishak, The Botanist, Sheffield

Mike Canham, Red Light, Bristol

Ryan Maghuan, Kukoo, Chester

Samuel Wood, El Gato Negro, Leeds

Thomas Payne, Alchemilla, Nottingham

Tommy Taylor, Coco Tang, Nottingham

Uken Ryan Taylor-Dixon, Fools Gold Pizza, Sheffield



Aiden Marshall, Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow

Andrey Bartlett, The Tippling House, Aberdeen 

Calum Macpherson, Tigerlily, Edinburgh

Calvin Ross, Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow

Charles Moorby, Crescent Bar, Glasgow

Charlie Wilson, Orchid, Aberdeen

Drew Gray, The Gate, Glasgow

Elysa McGuire, Luck Liqour Co., Edinburgh

Gordon Rerink, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire

Hannah Edwards-Nicol, The Finnieston, Glasgow

Ioanis Sourmenidis, Panda & Sons, Edinburgh

James Rawcliffe, Tigerlily, Edinburgh

Liam Scott, The Corinthian Club, Glasgow

Matt Galloway, Tigerlily, Edinburgh

Michaela Ball, The Finnieston, Glasgow

Murray Drysdale, Hawksmoor, Edinburgh

Ryan Mackie, Orchid, Aberdeen

Stefanie Anderson, The Devil's Advocate, Edinburgh

Stefano Frau, Lady Libertine, Edinburgh

Tommy Wishart, Kelvingrove Café, Glasgow



Alexander Taylor, Pennyroyal, Cardiff

Matthew Jones, Labb 22, Cardiff

Max Hayward, Lab 22, Cardiff


16 March 2020 - Bethany Whymark