Wednesday 19th June 2019, top bartenders in Kenya pushed craft mixology’s boundaries and whipped up their best cocktails at the 6th Diageo Kenya World Class Competition held at EABL Tusker Grounds.

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World Class Competition which is now in its fifth year in Kenya, seeks to up-skill bartenders and mixologists through a rigorous training regimen after which they compete for the right to represent Kenya in the international competition.

The competition which started in May saw 42 of Kenya’s bartending elite go through an educational masterclass dubbed ‘the World Class Studios 2019’.

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All 42 contestants

After a series of challenges, six talented bartenders were shortlisted to battle it out for the winning title in the World Class Kenya Finals and last night Angeliqua Rivera from Dusit D2 Hotel was crowned the World Class Bartender of the Year 2019.

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Angeliqua Rivera, World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

She will represent Kenya in the Glasgow Scotland at the international competition in September 2019.

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Angeliqua Rivera crowned World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

The remaining five finalists also won individual challenges.

Josephine Ng’uono from Park Inn by Radisson won the social media challenge.

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Josephine Ng’uono receives Social Media Challenge Certificate from Anita Nderu

Brian Onyogo won the popular punch challenge.

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Brian Onyogo receives popular punch challenge certificate from Nick Mutinda

Angeliqua Rivera, the  from Dusit D2 Hotel and World Class Bartender of the Year 2019 won the smoke integration challenge.

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Angeliqua Rivera receives the smoke integration challenge certificate from Binu Kundra

Redemta Muluka who won the techtonic challenge.

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Redemta Muluka receives techtonic challenge certificate from Brian Owango

Nicholas Nd’ungu who won the finishing moves challenge.

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Nicholas Nd’ungu receives certificate for best finishing moves challenge from Alex Kavite
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Douglas Duncanson hosting the event
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EABL Sales Director, Andrew Kilonzo
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Anita Nderu
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Sparky Nderu
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Grace Njeri, Capital Lifestyle
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(Left to right) Sunny, Chiko Lawi and Duncan Ndirangu
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Nick Mutinda, Head Of Reserve (Luxury) Portfolio at EABL

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Angeliqua Rivera, World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

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