Diageo Reserve Announces WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012
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Diageo Reserve Announces WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012 PR Newswire RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13, 2012 RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tim Philips, Hemisphere, Australia Hailed Industry's Newest Mixology Talent Following a

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Diageo Reserve Announces WORLD CLASS
Bartender of the Year 2012
PR Newswire
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13, 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO
,
July 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Tim Philips, Hemisphere, Australia Hailed Industry's Newest Mixology Talent
Following a week of mixology trends unveiled, red carpet events and a
showcase of the industry's brightest stars, Tim Philips, Hemisphere,
Australia
was crowned DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012,
rising above 50 other finalists to win the most prestigious accolade of the
industry.
Tim Philips captivated judges with his winning signature serve, a twisted chic
cocktail: Hot Toddy Australia made with JOHNNIE WALKER®GOLD LABEL
RESERVE™ Blended Scotch Whisky, honey, cinnamon quill, ginger and
innovative technique.
Following in the footsteps of mixology giants Manabu Ohtake, Erik Lorincz and
Aristotelis Papadopoulos, he displayed exceptional style and technique, truly
showing the artisanship of his craft and a talent beyond his years. Hailing from
Hemisphere,
Australia
, Tim Philips' brilliant creative vision, passion and
commanding presence behind the bar personifies the relenting standards,
showmanship and professionalism that success in the industry demands.
Over the past year, contenders from the most esteemed bars around the world
have competed in local and regional heats, each aspiring to attain a coveted
place at the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
,
an internationally renowned highlight in the luxury calendar. Just 50 from over
15,000 hopefuls were selected to showcase their creations in front of some of
the most revered names in the industry - Salvatore Calabrese, Dale de Groff,
Peter Dorelli, Gary Regan, Daniel Estremadoyro, Hidetsugu Ueno, Arturo
Savage, Steve Olson and Aristotelis Papadopoulos.
DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012, Tim Philips said:
"I am thrilled and humbled to be awarded Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS
Bartender of the Year amongst all the exceptional talent I was competing
alongside this week. Throughout my career, I have nurtured a strong passion
for cocktails and creating a superior experience for the customer. I have been
inspired this week by the high standards and limitless talent at Diageo Reserve
WORLD CLASS and look forward to the year ahead, travelling the world,
meeting my peers and continuing to create experiences through my creations
that immerse customers in another world."