The 10 regional winners of arguably the second biggest Cocktail Competition in the world (and possibly the least publicised) have been announced.
The winners, all now heading to the Global Finals in Mexico (April 25 to May 2, 2018) are:
Austria ~ Harald Gröbl ~ Mark's New York Bar, St. Georgen Im Attergau
Belgium ~ Didier Van den Broeck ~ Dogma, Antwerp
Finland ~ Henri Halonen ~ Liberty or Death, Helsinki
Ireland ~ Tony Barry ~ Cask, Cork
Netherlands ~ Erik van Beek ~ Bar 27, Amsterdam
Norway ~ Carl Wiman ~ Himkok, Oslo
Sweden ~ Carl Marcus Erlandsson ~ Haymarket, Stockholm
Switzerland ~ Kacper Dylak ~ Cinchona, Zurich
UK ~ Leon Back ~ Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
The Southern Europe Semi-Finals take place in Spain on November 28, 2017, with the Southern Europe Final being in Italy on the 5th and 6th March 2018.
The reigning Bacardi Legacy Champion is Ran Van Ongevalle from Pharmacy Bar in Knokke-Heist on the Belgium coast.