Yeray Monforte on the importance of education

Spanish bartender Yeray Monforte, the winner of this year’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, is determined to pass all the things he has learnt in his career to a new generation of mixologists. *This feature was originally published in the June 2019 issue of The Spirits Business I fell in love with mixing different liquors to create cocktails. For me this is amazing and I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to this career,” says…

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Patrón crowns Perfectionists 2018 global winner

Yeray Monforte of Dr Stravinsky in Barcelona, Spain, has been crowned the 2018 Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition winner. The final saw Monforte compete against fellow bartenders Óscar Olvera from Mexico, Makina Labrecque from Canada, Peter Hannah from the USA, Chloé Merz from Germany and Mitsuhiro Nakamura from Japan. Monforte triumphed at the global final, which took place at the Tequila’s brand home Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico, with his cocktail called Wind – which…

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