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Nikhil Agarwal, Rohan Rege, Donald Colville, Nicholas Ord
Nikhil Agarwal, Rohan Rege, Donald Colville and Nicholas Ord at Diageo Reserve World Class India finals at St. Regis

And the winner was Rohan Rege from Paasha, JW Marriott, Pune. He was conferred the title of India Bartender of the Year at Diageo Reserve World Class 2017.
Now in its ninth edition, Diageo Reserve World Class continues to transform fine drinking experiences and cocktail culture around the world. Bringing together 12 mixologists from India’s leading hotels and bars to compete for the title at St. Regis, Rohan Rege emerged the winner, followed by runners-up Jitender Singh Rana from Perch, Delhi and Kevin Dias from Hakkasan, Mumbai.
The industry’s biggest and most prestigious bartending competition offers a gamut of luxury spirits from the Diageo Reserve portfolio: Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18, Talisker 10YO, the Singleton of Glen Ord 12YO, Tanqueray 10, Ciroc and Ketel One.
The contestants were judged on the basis of three rounds: blind tasting, speed and mystery box. Each bartender went through a rigorous training procedure to survive till the end and had their eyes firmly set on the global finals in Mexico.
The top 12 bartenders were judged by an expert panel comprising Donald Colville, Diageo Global Scotch Ambassador – Malts, Nicholas Ord, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador and Nikhil Agarwal, sommelier and CEO, All Things Nice.

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