Edinburgh bartender to go for gold in Meister Hunter final

AN Edinburgh bartender will compete against counterparts from across the UK in the final of Mast-Jaegermeister’s Meister Hunter UK Top 10 competition.

Ryan Sneddon from Tigerlily in Edinburgh will go head-to-head with nine other UK-based finalists – including Hannah Lockett of Petit Café Du Coin in Liverpool, Tomislav Pandza of Fumo in Birmingham and Andrew Meltzer of Happiness Forgets in London – in the online Zoom event on June 18.

Based on “enhancing the cocktail experience at home”, the finalists will each be sent two glass bottles, packaging material, bottles of Jägermeister, Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee and Jägermeister Manifest and a set of boxes to send their final drinks to the judges and will be tasked with the creation of a home delivery cocktail experience. The winner will receive a prize of £3000, the runner up will take home £1500 and the bartender in third place will receive £500.

Florian Beuren, UK brand ambassador for Mast-Jaegermeister and one of this year’s judges for the event, said: “Meister Hunter took a different approach this year and developed a digital competition to support bartenders during these uncertain times. This was important to us as we wanted to support the trade whilst out of work and give them an outlet to flex their skills.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response and the creativity and expertise showcased by those who entered. Narrowing it down to ten finalists has been challenging, but we are really looking forward to seeing what happens on the day of the final and welcoming another member to the Jägermeister family.”