Congratulations to all the contestant for being part of this amazing journey and to the 13 souls who will make their country even more proud at the Global Final.
YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!!
It was an honour organising such a great event for you all!
The entire competition and celebrations took place in the modern and luxury Teatro Goya in the central part of Madrid.
This is the second edition of the Western European World Class Competition and Madrid has been chosen, being a vibrant, artistic, modern wonderfully cosmopolitan city with an extraordinary reputation for gastronomy and drinking culture from historical bars like ‘Museo Chicote’ which opened in 1931 to the ultra-modern ‘Le Cabrera’ and ‘O-Clock’.
After two days of shaking, mixing, performing and celebrating Diageo’s Reserve spirits by 26 of Europe’s finest bartenders, the winners heading their way to the Global Final of World Class are:
Bert Jachmann, Austria
Carl Van Droogenbroeck, Belgium
Hasse Johansen, Denmark
Jérôme Kaftandjian, France
Atalay Aktas, Germany
Gareth Evans, Great Britain (also Cannes Red Carpet Challenge Winner)
Thodoris Pirillos, Greece
Mattia Pastori, Italy
Ivar de Lange, Netherlands (also Retro Chic Speed Challenge Winner)
Monica Berg, Norway (also Bartender/Barchef Challenge Winner)
David Rios, Spain
Emil Areng, Sweden
Laura Schacht, Switzerland
Click here to get a feeling through some amazing “MOMENTS” shared on Facebook’s World Class page
Below, a nice Video on Spanish Television for you to enjoy
A huge, honest, friendly, professional, human, passionate THANK YOU to Spike Marchant, Malin Möllerberg, Stephanie Jordan, Jorge Pineda & the Spanish Diageo Reserve Team and my biggest respect to the winners of last year’s Western Europe World Class who supported me, working hard behind the Event Bars and Guest Bartending in Madrid, all of us together to make this Final an unforgettable Event!!!!
Below, a nice footage of the competition
In no particular order Olivier Jacobs, Alexis Taoufiq, Jesper Høst, Rikard Enell, Giuseppe Santamaria, Fjalar Goud, Andy Mil, Kasper Riewe Henriksen, Vasilis Kyritsis, Dennis Zoppi and Armando Archundia.