Andy Ferreira, bartender behind the acclaimed Corkonian bar Cask has a new reason to raise a a glass and toast as he prepares to compete among the world’s top bartenders at the World Class Finals in Mexico City next week.
The competition for one of the most highly coveted accolades in the global bartending scene will be fought over four days, starting on Monday 21st of August. Andy, who won the Irish finals held last May at Zozimus Bar will battle sixty professionals who will gather in Mexico City to showcase their skills and flair.
Andy’s range of bespoke cocktails influenced by his heritage and made from foraged materials,got him the first place at the nationals, and now he’ll face his biggest challenge up to date.
Speaking about the finals, he said: “World Class is no easy feat and it deserves your best effort. The competition is going to be intense on all levels. I couldn’t be more excited to head out to Mexico City and represent Ireland, and Cork, on the global stage. Bring it on!”
ABOUT THE WORLD CLASS PROGRAMME
The World Class programme is committed to celebrating and elevating the craft of bartending and discovering the best bartender talent. It is centered on the Diageo Reserve portfolio and it has helped train over 250,000 bartenders globally since its beginning in 2009.
Every year the Global Finals raises the bar to the next level and presents the ultimate test for the world’s top bartenders. The World Class Finals will take place in Mexico City on 21st – 24th August 2017.
More information: caskcork.com