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2019 Bacardi Legacy top three finalists announced

November 12, 2019
By Alana House

The 2019/2020 Bacardi Legacy top three Aussie finalists were announced last night at a cocktail party held at Maybe Sammy.

Maybe Sammy was awarded Best New International Bar earlier this year at the Spirited Awards and is the only Australian bar to be named as one of the The World’s 50 Best Bars for 2019.

Last year’s winner Jenna Hemsworth announced that Adam Dow, Mikey Braun and Natalie Ng will progress through to the National Final in the 2019/2020 Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition.

Now in its seventh year, Bacardi Legacy was established to challenge the best contemporary bartenders in the world to create a cocktail that will stand the test of time as have the Daiquiri and Mojito.

The three successful bartenders have triumphed through initial entries, the selection of the top 30, and competing in the Top 8 Semi-Final.

Only the National Final being held in February stands between them and their chance to represent Australia at the Bacardi Legacy Global Final in Miami.

“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 will personally mentor the Bacardi Legacy top three along with fellow Bacardi Brand Ambassadors Peter Hollands and Georgie Mann.

The Bacardi Legacy top three finalists will have exclusive access to Bacardi’s digital, PR and social media team as well as inside tips from previous Legacy finalists.

At the National Final in February 2020, one contender will be selected based on the success of their Legacy cocktail and overall campaign to join the leagues of Jenna Hemsworth, James Irvine, Dave Kerr, Andrew Bennett, Alissa Gabriel and Fred Siggins.

Bacardi Legacy 2019 Top 8

The Top 8 were:

Adam Dow – Dead Ringer – Sydney

Bec Bayley – Brooklyn Standard – Brisbane

Lachlan Gunner – Grandma’s Bar – Sydney

Leroy Martin-McEwen – The Gresham – Brisbane

Mikey Braun – Bodriggy Brew Pub – Melbourne

Natalie Ng – Door Knock – Sydney

Rachael Hand – Bomba Rooftop – Melbourne

Savannah Williams-Piper – The Boom Boom Room – Brisbane

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