The Tasting Panel magazine

June 2016

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june 2016  /  the tasting panel  /  61 ACARDÍ knows how to treat bartenders right. The rum giant brought 36 of them together in San Francisco recently, each from a different country, for the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Competition, and it was first-class all the way, baby. The first round of competition was held over two days, with the Grand Finale happening on the last day. In their spare time, competitors had dinners, attended a house party, went on a tour of the Bay aboard a giant yacht and, of course, made lots of unsupervised out- ings to the city's great bars. They lounged in Dolores Park. Some went to a baseball game, and they got team hats that had their names inscribed on the back. The winner's trophy for the 2016 BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail competition. The WITH 36 BARTENDERS IN THE RING, THE MAIN EVENT FOR THE ANNUAL BACARDÍ ® LEGACY GLOBAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION LED TO AN ACTION-PACKED WEEKEND IN SAN FRANCISCO story and photos by John Curley BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2016 champion Gn Chan from the U.S. reacts as he learns that he has won. With him are runners-up Lizaveta Molyavka of Belarus and Moe Aljaff of Norway. Club

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