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Announcing the 2023 Top 30 World Class US Bartenders!

By Marcela Rudershausen posted 02-14-2023 12:00


USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO is scouring the nation to find the 2023 World Class US Bartender of the year!

Bartenders, nationwide, are vying to become the 2023 World Class US Bartender of the Year for the opportunity to compete at the World Class Global Finals! Last month, the World Class judging panel narrowed hundreds of applications down to The Top 100 after carefully evaluating each entry.

Each competitor was tasked with creating their own take on a Spritz cocktail. Every Top 100 cocktail was recreated, blind-tasted, and scored by our panel of esteemed judges to narrow it down to the final Top 30.





Heather Biesemeier

Liz Dabecco 

BB Barna

Maggie Dale

Noah Eagan-Rowe

Cody Dunavan

Dominick Demartino

Makenzie Helem

Shawn Newman

Michael Guzman

Logan Helton

Joe Oddo

Steph Krawczyk

James Hodge

Jenna Reynolds

Sam Penton

Michael Lindgren

Nat Sixtos

Mark Sassi

Chris Marek

Renato Tonelli

Aaron Siak

Amber Milner

Mike Vander Horn

Jonathan Stanyard

Doug Spradley

Meghan Wright

Marie Yoshimizu

Becky Rose Wesnidge

Steve Yang


The Top 30 competitors will be tasked with, among other skills,…

  • Creativity in developing a homemade ingredient to highlight the flavor profile of a DIAGEO Reserve Spirit

  • Ability to draw inspiration from their own experiences or desires to influence a cocktail creation using storytelling to enhance their presentation of their serve

  • How well they can create quality serves – quickly

The Top 30 (ten finalists per region) will advance to the Nationals Finals in Austin, TX on May 16-18, 2023. Only ONE bartender will advance to the World Class Global Finals in Sao Paulo – the 2023 World Class US Bartender of the Year! 


Good Luck to our Top 30 Competitors!

#WorldClasUS  #WorldClass2023  #WorldClassCocktails #usbg #Diageo


1 comment



30 days ago

Congrats everyone. I know this isn't an easy feat. Looking forward to the next level!