Straight flowing on a boat on the deep blue sea

Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final 2013 - Day 1 - Photo Call

It’s World Class time again, and this time it’s on a boat flitting between 5 destinations around Europe. My only disappointment outside of not being on the boat myself, is that there isn’t a single nautical-themed pashmina afghan in sight. 44 bartneders are competing this year, including our very own Luke Ashton.

Tim Philips is there, sipping Johnnie Blue and giving interviews to hungover journalists and bloggers. News is a bit thin on the ground as yet, but the welcome drink of Talisker Storm, served by a guy who went through a storm in a boat named Talisker was a pretty cute brand integration, even if the Mediterranean sun was somewhat less evocative and somewhat more a juxtaposition.


I’ll be tracking down pics of Luke’s Drinks and news of his progress, as soon as someone starts returning my emails.

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