Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition 2013

Updated 8/11/2013 – Congratulations to Jason Williams of Australia. the winner of the #Beefeater24 global bartender competition.

The Australian leg of the Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition for 2013 was held at The Barber Shop in Sydney last night with Jason Williams, Group Bars Manager for Keystone taking out the title.

Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition
L-R: Jamie Terrell, Jason Williams, Tim Stones

Twelve bartenders competed for the title with media and trade guests packing an eager crowd. Perryn Collier (Alfred & Constance) came in second place with and Nick Selvadurai (Cookie) in the third spot.

Each bartender had to create a classic cocktail using Beefeater Dry Gin then adapt it with a modern twist using Beefeater 24 Gin. The latter uses Japanese Sencha Tea and Chinese green tea in addition to grapefruit peel, Seville orange peel, lemon peel i juniper, coriander seed, liquorice, angelica root, almond and orris root to create an aromatic gin with hints of tannin from the tea. The name refers to the 24 hours during which the botanicals are steeped in the spirit.

Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition 2013
Beefeater 24

Judging the bartender competition were Tim Stones, Global  Ambassador for Beefeater 24, Jamie Terrell, On-premise Strategy Manager, Ben Davidson, Spirits Ambassador, Pernod Ricard Australia and Mike Enright, owner of the Barber Shop.

Jason Williams will be flying to London to compete for the global title on Thursday 7 November, 2013. The global winner will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to  Japan in 2014, and will have their name inscribed on the Beefeater’s distillery’s Hall of Fame plaque.

Photos from the competition are posted on the Gourmantic Facebook page. Remember to Like the page to keep up with updates.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.