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Hunt on for the world’s best bartender

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BOLS Kyndal India announced the details for “Bols Around the World 2017’, the world\'s largest open bartending competition to be held in Amsterdam. Registrations will begin from September 1.

BOLS Kyndal India announced the details for “Bols Around the World 2017’, the world's largest open bartending competition to be held in Amsterdam. Registrations will begin from September 1.

Entries are invited from seven regions including India, to be part of this challenge to concoct that awe-inspiring cocktail drink recipe using Bols Liqueurs. With approximately 300 participants per region, the competition starts November 1, with three online heats, followed by bar visits of the top three bartenders per region.


BOLS Genever Icons for the year

  • David Wondrich: Cocktail historian
  • Piet van Leijenhorst: Lucas Bols Master Distiller
  • Kate Gerwin: BATW Winner 2014
  • Malika Saidi: Global brand ambassador
  • Ivar de Lange: Lucas Bols Master Bartender

Regional winners will be announced after that, who will travel to Amsterdam from May 8 where they will be judged by the BOLS Genever Icons.

Siddharth Banerji, Managing Director, BOLS Kyndal India said, “Bols Around the World contest has been running for the last nine years and has become a bartending competition with the widest reach of all major global bartending competitions.

This year’s global format would now look at top bartenders as against mainstream bartenders making the entire process more serious than before.

“We are confident that India has a lot to offer in terms of talented bartenders and we would like wholesome participation from bartenders across the country,” he said.

As a part of the prize, the winner would be privy to several stages to develop stronger Genever knowledge and Bartending skills across different parts of the world.

The winner would get a chance to learn to distill with the Lucas Bols Master Distiller in Amsterdam; visit a Masterclass at Tales of the Cocktail USA and finally master his/ her ice-carving skills in Asia.

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