Tim Philips, Hemisphere, Australia Hailed Industry's Newest Mixology
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Following a week of mixology
trends unveiled, red carpet events and a showcase of the industry's
brightest stars, Tim Philips, Hemisphere, Australia was crowned DIAGEO
RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012, rising above 50 other
finalists to win the most prestigious accolade of the industry.
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Tim Philips captivated judges with his winning signature serve, a
twisted chic cocktail: Hot Toddy Australia made with JOHNNIE
WALKER®GOLD LABEL RESERVE™ Blended Scotch Whisky, honey, cinnamon
quill, ginger and innovative technique.
Following in the footsteps of mixology giants Manabu Ohtake, Erik
Lorincz and Aristotelis Papadopoulos, he displayed exceptional style
and technique, truly showing the artisanship of his craft and a talent
beyond his years. Hailing from Hemisphere, Australia, Tim Philips'
brilliant creative vision, passion and commanding presence behind the
bar personifies the relenting standards, showmanship and
professionalism that success in the industry demands.
Over the past year, contenders from the most esteemed bars around the
world have competed in local and regional heats, each aspiring to
attain a coveted place at the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Global Final
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an internationally renowned highlight in the
luxury calendar. Just 50 from over 15,000 hopefuls were selected to
showcase their creations in front of some of the most revered names in
the industry - Salvatore Calabrese, Dale de Groff, Peter Dorelli, Gary
Regan, Daniel Estremadoyro, Hidetsugu Ueno, Arturo Savage, Steve Olson
and Aristotelis Papadopoulos.
DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2012, Tim Philips said:
"I am thrilled and humbled to be awarded Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS
Bartender of the Year amongst all the exceptional talent I was
competing alongside this week. Throughout my career, I have nurtured a
strong passion for cocktails and creating a superior experience for the
customer. I have been inspired this week by the high standards and
limitless talent at Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS and look forward to the
year ahead, travelling the world, meeting my peers and continuing to
create experiences through my creations that immerse customers in
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