Andy Griffiths Wins Chartreuse Chevalier 2014

The Australian Final of the Chartreuse Chevalier bartender competition for 2014 was held last night at The Hazy Rose in Darlinghurst with Andy Griffiths of The Rum Diary bar in Victoria winning prestigious title.

Andy Griffiths, Chartreuse Chevalier 2014
Andy Griffiths, Chartreuse Chevalier 2014

Ben Blair of The Crossing in NSW came in second place. Other finalists in the competition were Yoshi Onishi (The Victoria Room, NSW), Ed Quatermass (Papa Jacks, QLD) and Brendan Gray (Mechanics Institute, WA).

The drinks were judged by Luke Hanzlicek (2013 Chevalier winner), James Connolly, Justine Millsom, Pez Collyer and Wizey Baleitavuki.

Andy Griffiths is awarded the title of the 2501st Chevalier in the world and will be travelling to France to the home of Chartreuse.

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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.