The Australian leg of the 2018/19 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition held its semi-final last week, to find out who would join Wild Card Jenna Hemsworth as this year’s Four Most Promising.
The three winners in the semi-final, which was held the The Boom Boom Room in Brisbane are: Will Krepop, from Jungle Boy in Victoria, David Robinson from Snapper Rocks in the Northern Territory and Millie Tang from The Gresham in Queensland.
Along with Hemsworth, from Restaurant Hubert in New South Wales, they will now enter the Four Most Promising stage of the Bacardi Legacy competition. This stage sees them mentored by dedicated Brand Ambassadors and partnered with Bacardi to promote their cocktail to forge their place in the Australian cocktail industry.
They will then compete in February’s Australian Grand Final, where based on the success of their drink and overall campaign one of the four will be selected as the 2019 Bacardi Legacy Australia Cocktail Competition winner.
“The next step for these aspiring bartenders is to promote their cocktail throughout Australia and the world, getting as many people to taste, hear about and list their drink, proving it could become the next cocktail to last the test of time.” said Loy Catada who, along with fellow Bacardi Brand Ambassadors, Peter Hollands and Georgie Mann, will personally mentor these competitors on their pursuit for a spot in Amsterdam.
The Top 4 will be mentored closely to prepare them for the road ahead. They will have exclusive access to BACARDÍ’s digital, PR and social media team as well as inside tips from previous Legacy finalists.
Following the national final in February, the winner travel to Amsterdam for the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition final, which takes place in May.