Wednesday, March 9, 2016

[Emcee] Bacardi Legacy Singapore Finals 2016

All photos from the event can be [ found here ]
Hosting this year's Bacardi Legacy Singapore 2016 Finals

A beautiful moment captured by photographer Adam Tun-Aung.
Upon giving her speech, Bannie Kang (Anti:Dote) called her mother up to tell her about her win at the Legacy Singapore Finals.

Thank you for inviting me to host this year's Bacardi Legacy Singapore 2016 Finals!  It's always a pleasure to host or attend these increasingly visible cocktail competitions around the world.  I find it heartwarming to see the camaraderie within the industry, and to see familiar faces again and again, always supporting one another, no matter who the host-brand is.  Today, the Singapore Finals were held at Ce La Vi under the strong 2pm Singapore sunshine.  The judges and finalists were dressed to the nines, carrying their dapper suits with grace despite the heat.

A big congratulations to all the finalists!  They all did spectacularly. Today established who will represent Singapore in the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in San Francisco next month. This is Singapore's 2nd year entry in the global competition.

Adonis Endozo Reyes from Bread Street Kitchen
Bannie Kang from Anti:Dote [WINNER]
Satoshi Iwai from Orgo [RUNNER UP]
Sin Kim Shin from Jigger & Pony
Stuart Danker from Sugarhall

Over the course of 3 months, these 5 amazing guys and gal have been driving awareness and buzz around their cocktail. They have just been judged on their cocktail promotion plan which includes inclusion on cocktail menus, pop-up events, training, social network promotions, etc.

Each Finalist had 2 minutes to set up and 7 minutes to present their Bacardi Legacy Cocktails.

Today's judges:
Peter Chua, Singapore Winner for Bacardi Legacy 2015
Daiki Kanetaka the immaculately dressed owner of D.Bspoke
Zdenek Kastanek, General Manager of Proof & Co. and the "uncle" of 28 Hong Kong Street
Philip Bischoff of Manhattan Bar

Special thanks to Caryn Cheah, the Trade ambassador for Bacardi-Martini Singapore who organized this event.


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