Patrón names UK Perfectionists finalistsBy Owen Bellwood
Patrón Tequila has announced the UK finalists of this year’s Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, who will now compete for a spot at the global final in Mexico.
Following regional heats in Manchester, London and Edinburgh, the national final of the contest will take place in September in London.
The UK finalists are: Alex King, Artesian Bar, London; Josh Joyce, Fare Bar, London; Giulia Cuccurullo, Artesian Bar, London; Harry Cosmo Boardman, HMSS, Bristol; Kieran Grieves, Cairn Hotel Group, Newcastle; Jack Riley, Present Company, Liverpool; Ryan Snedden, Lucky Liquor, Edinburgh; and Matthew Cusworth, Hoot The Redeemer, Edinburgh.
Joining 21 other international finalists from 30 countries across the globe, the UK winner will head to Hacienda Patrón, in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, for the global final in January 2020.
Matthew Sykes, senior director of international marketing for Patrón, said: “We’re incredibly pleased with the calibre of the entries in the UK, in particular as this year marks a milestone in the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with its fifth anniversary and a growing number of participating countries globally.
“The level of innovation, creativity and sophistication of the cocktails presented across the UK is representative of the versatility and quality of our liquid as well as of the unparalleled bar scene. It is amazing to see such talented and passionate bartenders sharing our vision and dedication to the Patrón journey towards perfection.
“We cannot wait to see what the UK final will bring, I am sure it will be an outstanding and tough competition. Good luck to all the finalists.”