Bacardi is the largest privately held spirits company in the world, known for its premium spirits and wines. Each year Bacardi organizes its Legacy Cocktail Competition to bring on the surface the best talent in bartending and mixology. Thirty-nine countries will be represented in next year’s final but, until now, bartenders could only enter if they worked in a participating country.
For the first time, Bacardi will allow bartenders from all over the world to enter, regardless of whether their country currently participates. Forty bartenders will compete for the global title next year, with one of these spots given to the winner of a wildcard final.
Those who do not work in a participating country will be able to submit their Bacardi rum cocktail recipes for selection to go through to regional rounds, during which they will compete with each other under the same process as all other competitors before a Wildcard final will decide who takes the 40th spot. Dickie Cullimore, global ambassador of Bacardi Rum, said: “The wildcard is finally here, it opens the competition up now to over 100 countries, and I can’t wait to see what the bartenders who enter it will bring to Bacardi Legacy.” Bartenders will be able to enter the competition from 20 June, with the global final held in Miami, US, from 1-7 May 2020. The 2020 global champion will be announced at the grand final on Wednesday 6 May next year. Last month, Bacardi crowned Thailand’s Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn winner in its 2019 Legacy Cocktail Competition.
For more information, visit https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/06/bacardi-legacy-adds-wildcard-entry-to-2020-competition/