Diageo World Class Princess Cruises Training Program

Don Julio Training @ Princess Cruise “Crown” by Javier Reynoso (Brand Ambassador for Diageo Reserve Brands for Spain) and Max La Rocca.

On the 9th of May Javier Reynoso and Max La Rocca conducted a training on Tequila Don Julio and the World Class Competition, for the bartenders of the Princess Cruises “Crown” that will soon join the Diageo World Class Competition.

They started the Master Class of Tequila Don Julio by Javier Reynoso, analyzing the key points of its production and to find those points of excellence in the tasting of Don Julio Blanco & Don Julio Reposado.

Then Max La Rocca Ireland’s WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2010 and Bar Supervisor in Ohla Hotel’s Boutique Bar in Barcelona, made a presentation on World Class Competition, its global dimension, the paths to be a World Class Bartender and how Diageo supports the bartenders and their way of training.

The practical part was developed in the largest of the 13 bars of the Ship.

Max talked about the key aspects of bartending, what and how to use elegantly the bar tools, how to create a balanced cocktail and tips and tricks on how to impress the World Class Juging Panel …

He started developing cocktails from basics of mixology to the latest trends.

The practical part was also enthusiastically followed by the bartenders, who asked Max doubts and tricks.

Next, the bartenders wanted to apply what they learned by training on Luxury Margaritas with Don Julio Blanco and Don Julio Reposado.