HYDERABAD: Monkey Shoulder, a scotch for the new generation of whisky aficionados, brought the ‘Ultimate Bartender Championship’ to India and Hyderabad this week. This competition will journey across the country challenging bartending ‘skills that pay the bills.’
The India leg of the championship which began in Kolkata, will now move to Goa, Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune and Chandigarh. This year, the competition will have participation from 200 contestants to be tested on their unique techniques, insights, speed and skills behind the bar.
Bartenders will get a chance to showcase bartending skills of ingredient knowledge, mixing, pouring, and nosing and stock taking.
Jit Mukherjee won the Hyderabad round of the Ultimate Bartender Championship by Monkey Shoulder held at Glocal Junction, Hyderabad today.
The competition brought together the most talented bartenders of the city with a showcase of their prowess and art of bartending. Commenting on his win Jit said, “I’m thrilled to win this prestigious industry competition, especially when you compete and win from amongst the best in the industry! A superb initiative by Monkey Shoulder to get the most talented bartenders of our city to test their skills in this round of Ultimate Bartender Championship in India.”
Jit Mukherjee, Shard Arora and Nilotpal Bhattacharya from Hyderabad will go for the Grand finale at New Delhi. The national winner of the grand finale will gain a coveted place in the world’s most prestigious cocktail event, Tales of the Cocktail, at New Orleans with an all expenses paid trip there.
Commenting on this championship, Shweta Jain, India Marketing Head at William Grant & Sons said, “For Monkey Shoulder, the bartender is at the centre of a great drinking experience as it’s a 100% malt whisky made for mixing.”