FOR the fourth consecutive year, Bacardi (Thailand) Co., Ltd held the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2017 Thailand Grand Final. This year it was the Japanese bartender, Hideyuki Saito, from Bronx Liquid Parlour who won the honourable award of top bartender in Thailand and will go on to represent Thailand at the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition which will be held from 18 – 24 May in Berlin, Germany. Brand Manager Suraglin Limparatkanjana tells us what to expect next.
Q: Tell us a bit more about the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition
A: Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition is one of the most challenging stages of competition for professional bartenders who are ready in all respects to present their potential, skills, and creativity in creating their own cocktails to be witnessed by people around the world. Moreover, Bacardi is also determined in finding a legendary cocktail to join the classic cocktails of Bacardi such as Bacardi Daiquiri, Bacardi Cuba Libré, and Bacardi Mojito. This will be the priceless legacy for the bartenders and cocktail lovers. This year the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2017 was held for the 4th consecutive year. We intend to elevate the standards of Thai bartenders to be competitive with the global competition. Now, we have our winner: Mr. Hideyuki Saito, from Bronx Liquid Palour who initiated the cocktail “El Blanca”.
A: We have approximately 2 months to practice, develop skills, and learn new techniques prior to the real competition date. The representative of Thailand will take to the honourable stage together with other competitors around the world. Bacardi will support Hideyuki throughout the year to help him progress in his career and achieve the goal, as well as grant him the chance to work with other esteemed bartenders and present the cocktail – the “legacy” – in the world’s leading bars.
Q: Will Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition be held again next year?
A: Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition will be held continually; next year will be the 5th consecutive year. Anyone wanting to participate in the competition must be well prepared. We will open again for applications in September.
Catch up with the latest news about the competition at facebook.com/BacardiThailandOfficial