In a brilliant final, held at the Buddha Bar on London’s Embankment, Orlando took on 40 of the best bartenders in the UK to win the prestigious title. He will represent the UK at the world final in Berlin in August this year.

Second place was won by Julian Lafond, with Julio Amodio in third place. The technical prize was awarded to Antonio Simonetti.

Above are the 12 bartenders who reached the final. In no order, their names are
Emmanuel Sorot, Antonio Simonetti, Julio Amodio, Vincent Orain, Karen Engele,
Sean Jackson, Ale Gilbert, Stefano coffio, Anotnio Dandrea, Orlando Garcia,
Knud Scheibelt and Julian LaFond.