World's Best Bartender Pictures

Don Wildman hosts as 39 bartenders face-off in the Diageo Reserve World Class 2012 elimination challenge for the chance to call themselves the World's Best Bartender.
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Photo By: Buda Mendes

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Buda Mendes

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Buda Mendes

Photo By: Buda Mendes

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Ian Gavan

Photo By: Buda Mendes

Photo By: Buda Mendes

Jimmy Barrat, representing UAE/Dubai, competes in the final Cocktails Against the Clock and Signature Cocktail challenges at the Diageo Reserve World Class 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Supawit Muttarattana of Thailand attends the Diageo Reserve World Class 2012 Global Final.

A cocktail prepared by bartender Te-Kai Yin, representing Taiwan, sits on the bar during the Signature Serve Challenge.

Dennis Zoppi, from Italy, competes in the Food Matching Challenge during the World Class Final.

Varia Dellalian, representing Lebanon's Momo at the Souks bar, competes in the Cocktail Mastery Challenge.

Mixologist Erik Lorincz attends the Diageo Reserve World Class 2012.

A cocktail prepared by bartender Shigeki Yoshida of Japan, still in the process of being made during the Signature Serve Challenge.

The finished product of the cocktail prepared by bartender Shigeki Yoshida of Japan.

Ricky Gomez, representing the USA, competes in the final Cocktails Against the Clock and Signature Cocktails challenges.

A look at a cocktail prepared by bartender Andy Mil of Great Britain, in the final Cocktails Against the Clock and Signature Cocktails challenges.

World Class finalists compete in the Cocktail Mastery Challenge.

A general view of the atmosphere at the Tequila Don Julio's Dinner hosted by master distiller Enrique de Colsa in celebration of the Diageo Reserve World Class 2012 Global Final.

A few of the cocktails made by bartender Jimmy Barrat of UAE/Dubai sit on the bar during the final Cocktails Against the Clock and Signature Cocktail challenges.

A cocktail made by bartender Tree Mao, representing China, in the Cocktail Mastery Challenge.

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