Woman crowned world cocktail-making champ

The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail. Photo: Getty
The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail. Photo: Getty

A BARTENDER from Singapore has been crowned the world cocktail making champion in a competition in Scotland, after judges ruled her Singapore Sling the top tipple.

There were jubilant scenes in Glasgow as Bannie Kang from the southeast Asian city state was named the 2019 World Class champion late on Thursday night.

Her coronation brought the curtain down on a week where Scotland played host to more than 50 of world’s best bartenders from six continents.

Bannie Kang. Photo: Instagram

The competitive action included a mystery ingredient challenge at the Talisker whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye on Monday and concluded at the SWG3 venue in Glasgow on Thursday evening with an against-the-clock speed test.

Kang hailed the finals as an “incredible experience”.

“I feel like I’m dreaming. I think I will enjoy this moment first and then I will think how do I help and how do I inspire other industry bartenders,” she said.

World Class was hosted by drinks giant Diageo.

– AAP