MIAMI, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Dominic Laverty of Princess Cruises has been
crowned best bartender at the DIAGEO AMERICAS GLOBAL TRAVEL TEAM (GTME)
WORLD CLASS final held last night in Miami.
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(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130607/618763-b )
Following the creation of a new Diageo GTME cruise line partnership for
2013, the GTME final featured the best bartending talent from Princess
Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Dominic and his fellow competitors
were tested on their bartending knowledge, skill and showmanship.
Dominic truly impressed judges with his signature cocktail.
Dominic will go on to compete against the world's best bartenders from
over 50 countries at the Global Final on 4th-9th July. The final will be held aboard a boutique cruise ship in the Mediterranean, where Dominic will be vying for the title of
Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year.
Dominic Laverty commented: "I'm excited to have been selected to take
part in the grand final of one of the world's most prestigious mixology
competitions. WORLD CLASS is taking on-board bartending to a whole new
level and to represent the cruise line sector and Diageo GTME at the
grand final is a dream."
Peter Tobler, Vice President, Food and Beverage Operations, Princess
Cruises noted: "We are really proud that a key member of our beverage
team, Dominic, has been selected and will be representing Princess
Cruises in such a prestigious mixology competition and we wish him the
best of luck in the final competition this July." He continued: "Thanks
to our WORLD CLASS partnership with Diageo GTME we are pleased that we
will be able to delight our cruise guests with a winning blend of the
world's finest luxury spirits and the latest cocktail trends in order
to enhance their fine drinking experience on-board."
If Dominic is successful at the final it will set him on a life-changing
journey. Previous winners have travelled the globe as ambassadors,
opened bars, to critical acclaim and acted as consultants for luxury
brands including Cartier and films such as the James Bond movie,
The cocktails created during the competition used the finest spirits
from the Diageo Reserve collection including CÎROC® vodka, TANQUERAY®
No. TEN™ gin, ZACAPA® rum and JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ Blended
Azamara Club Cruise Ship, Azamara Journey
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SOURCE: Diageo GTME Americas
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