|WEST||April 10th – Seattle, WA|
|SOUTHWEST||April 16th – Las Vegas, NV|
|MIDWEST||April 17th – Las Vegas, NV|
|SOUTH||May 7th – Washington D.C.|
|NORTHEAST||May 8th – Washington D.C.|
Bartender Lab #1:
Bartender Lab #2:
|Understanding why and how we taste our base spirits is an important foundation in creating a great cocktail. Join us in a tasting and analysis of 6 Diageo Reserve Spirits that embody the best examples of the Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Bourbon, Scotch and Rum categories. You will explore the histories, characteristics and production of each category and brand and how this information can be applied to your cocktails.||The World Class Competition Challenge, “Dealer’s Choice” is designed to test your ability to think on your feet, and create well-balanced cocktails based on the parameters of the selections made from a deck of spirit, style and inspiration cards. During this session, you will have the opportunity to replicate this challenge in a group setting, present your cocktail and have other cocktails presented to your group, using the actual judging sheets from competition. This hands on session will include Diageo Reserve Spirits, a selection of stock list ingredients and bar tools provided.|
USBG World Class, sponsored by Diageo, is part of an internationally recognized competition that elevates the craft of the bartender and builds careers in the industry, culminating in an annual landmark week where the Global Bartender of the Year is announced.
Discover the latest bartender news, insight and inspiration – expertly distilled for discerning professionals.
The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the ‘must have’ fine drinking experience in their city.
You are thirsty for new experiences. You appreciate craft and quality. You fill your home with luxury tech and beautiful furniture. You know great ingredients and you prepare restaurant quality food. Why then, do you not bring that same care and energy to quality drinks? You would expect the best on a night out. Why not on a night in?