Hong Kong’s best bartender crowned

15th May, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Wallace Lau of Wyndham the 4th has been crowned “Hong Kong’s best bartender” following the final of the Diageo Reserve World Class Hong Kong Bartender of the Year competition.

Wallace_PPK - LRLau was named the winner on Tuesday 13 May, World Cocktail Day, apparently “rising above the competition” with his “impeccable technique, beautifully balanced drinks and his wealth of knowledge of spirits and cocktails.”

“I’ve been participating in World Class Hong Kong since its first year in 2012, so to be able to finally win the title is a dream come true,” said Lau.

Competitors were tested on their knowledge of bartending knowledge, skill and showmanship behind the bar, with judges commenting that Lau is set to leave an, “indelible mark on the world of fine drinking.”

“There is nothing more gratifying to be recognized by the world’s most prestigious mixology competition. It does not mean that I am the best bartender in Hong Kong but it reflects my passion for the industry and is the perfect showcase of collaborative industry effort – together we bring fine drinking culture in Hong Kong to a new level!”

Lau will now go on to represent Hong Kong at the Global Finals from 28 July to 1 August in the UK where he will compete against other regional winners from over 50 countries.

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