Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014

The final round of the Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014 was held last night at Tank Stream in Sydney with Nathan Beasley of Black Pearl in Melbourne taking out the competition.

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Winner: Nathan Beasley (centre)

Four other contestants were awarded equal second place: Dimitri Rtshiladze (Mechanics Institute, Perth), Daniel Gregory (Shady Pines, Sydney), Dominic Xavier (Cobbler, Brisbane) and Luke Redington (Hello Sailor, Sydney).

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Dimitri Rtshiladze 

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Daniel Gregory

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Dominic Xavier

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Luke Redington

The eight finalists who competed in the bartender competition included James Connolly (Enriques School of how to bullfighting, Perth), Edward Quatermass (Papa Jack’s, Brisbane) and Andy Griffiths (Rum Diary, Melbourne).

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
James Connolly

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Edward Quatermass

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Andy Griffiths

Judging the competition were Karel (Papi) Reyes, Havana Club Brand Ambassador and Ben Davidson, Brand Education Manager – Spirits at Pernod Ricard Australia.

The competition is held every two years, with the previous winner, Chris Hysted (ex Black Pearl) in attendance.

Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australian Final 2014
Winner: Nathan Beasley, Black Pearl

Congratulations to Nathan Beasley will be flying to Cuba in the first week of June to compete in the Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix global finals for 2014.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

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Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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