Tim Etherington-Judge Kicks Off World Class 2016

The world's largest mixologist competition, World Class by Diageo Reserve, arrives in Kuala Lumpur once again in its global search for the next generation of bartending talent this year. The 2016 World Class Malaysia leg will see its participants go through four challenges before selecting four finalists to compete in the regional finals that will be held in Bali in May. From there, one winner will represent Malaysia at the Global Finals in Miami in September.

Participants will be tested on their creative flairs, skills, and speed through the following challenges in the local leg:
Challenge #1 - The Classics
Challenge #2 - Bali to Miami
Challenge #3 - The Bloody Mary Challenge
Challenge #4 - Against the Clock

Tim, Etherington-Judge, acclaimed mixologist and the global brand ambassador of Diageo Reserve, is in Kuala Lumpur this year to kick off World Class 2016. For Tim, bartending is more than just a job, "but a lifestyle". Tim is rated by Ardent Spirits, the number one global cocktail authority, as one of the world's best bartenders.

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Tim Etherington-Judge mixing it up at HYDE

Among the cocktails prepared by Tim Etherington-Judge include:

Paper Heart cocktails
Paper Heart
Don Julio Tequila, Agave Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Orange & Ginger Hibiscus Tea Infusion

world class 2016 diageo reserve
Single Tonic
Singleton of Glen Ord 12, Cold Brew Coffee Syrup & Orange Bitters

world class 2016 diageo reserve
Twentieth Century Cocktail
Tanqueray No. 10, Lillet Blanc, Fresh Lemon Juice & White Créme de Cacao

About World Class

World Class represents a collection of the finest spirits in the world from the multi-award winning Diageo Reserve luxury portfolio, including Johnie Walker Blue Label, Gold Label Reserve, and Platinum Label, Ketel One, Zacapa, Don Julio, and Tanqueray No. Ten.

Introduced to Malaysia in 2011, World Class has since grown immensely to elevate the craft of mixology and bartending in the country, sharpening the skills of the art of mixology, grooming and etiquette of Malaysian bartenders to help them triumphantly emerge onto international arenas.

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