Monday, July 13, 2015


The twelve finalists in the 2015 Chivas Masters cocktail competition, kicked off the last two days of the competition yesterday in New York, ahead of the winner being announced at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans on Thursday.

In its second year, the Chivas Masters has challenged the best bartenders around the world to invent their own classic serve whilst demonstrating their knowledge of cocktail heritage, the art of presentation and their skills in making great drinks.

2015 Chivas Masters winner to be announced on Thursday
at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

Over two days of competition in New York, finalists will create drinks from the four greatest cocktail eras; the Classic Age (1880-1920), the Post War Boom (1945-1965), the Disco Years (1975-1990) and the modern Age of Revivalism.

Commenting on this years competition, Max Warner, Chivas Regal Global Brand Ambassador, said: “It has been an absolute privilege to travel the world with the Chivas Masters programme on a quest to discover the best and most exciting bartending talent today. This year’s competitors have really raised the bar and I can’t wait for the judges to see our finalists’ interpretations of what makes a modern classic serve.”

A unique prize waits for the global 2015 Chivas Master, as they will be taken on an extraordinary experience where they will see them work alongside some of the most influential bartenders around the world to collaborate on the creation of a series of signature drinks.

The twelve 2015 Chivas Master’s finalists are: Dev Johnson from Employees Only in New York, Jacob Shteyntsayg from Jasper's Bar in Tel Aviv, Josh Reynolds from Hawksmoor in London, Kevin Song from D Lounge in Beijing, Matthew Long from Lulu White in Paris, Ondřej Hnilička from Hemingway Bar in Prague, Ryuichi Saitoh from Roof Top Bar in Tokyo, Sigrid Sarv from Cavalli Club in Dubai, Stas Kireev from The Box Bar in Moscow, Steven Sünderhauf from Buck and Breck in Berlin and Tunny Grattidge from Aberdeen St. Social in Hong Kong.

Source: Chivas Brothers