A LONDON bartender has been crowned this year’s Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind.
Lee Potter Cavanagh from Mark’s Bar at HIX in Soho won the title after beating finalists from across the UK.
The final of the competition, now in its third year, required the bartenders to answer a detailed questionnaire on malt whisky, prepare a classic Blood and Sand cocktail and create a new signature Glenfiddich serve.
Potter Cavanagh’s serve, the Dufftown Avenue, mixed Glenfiddich 12 year old with cider brandy, apple juice, sea buckthorne and liquorice bitters.
“This year’s competition has been truly impressive,” said Glenfiddich brand ambassador Jamie Milne.
“The talent and expertise of the finalists made it extremely tough to choose the winner.”
Other short-listed finalists included Will Cox from Monteith’s in Edinburgh, Alec Dyson from Booly Mardy’s in Glasgow, and Dominic Wright from Castle Terrace, also in Edinburgh.
Image – Lee Potter Cavanagh was named Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind after beating seven other finalists from across the UK, including three from bars in Scotland.