Competing against 33 of their peers and judged by some of the most revered names in the industry – Dale DeGroff, Salvatore Calabrese, Peter Dorelli, Gary Regan, Hidetsugu Ueno and Daniel Estremadoyro – each winner demonstrated their ingenuity, skill, and knowledge of spirits in the pursuit of liquid perfection.

GLOBAL WINNER 2011:
GLOBAL DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS BARTENDER OF THE YEAR 2011: MANABU OHTAKE, TOWER'S BAR BELLOVISTO, JAPAN

REGIONAL WINNERS 2011:
ASIA PACIFIC DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS BARTENDER OF THE YEAR 2011: MANABU OHTAKE, THE TOWER'S BAR BELLOVISTO, JAPAN

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS BARTENDER OF THE YEAR 2011: JESUS CABRERA, MEXICO
EUROPEAN/MIDDLE EAST DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS BARTENDER OF THE YEAR 2011: HEINZ KAISER, DINO'S AMERICAN BAR, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

CHALLENGE WINNERS 2011:
SPICE MARKET: MICKEY LEE, WOO BAR, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: THORSTEN SPUHN, MODERN MASTERS BAR, ERFURT, GERMANY

COCKTAILS AGAINST THE CLOCK: HEINZ KAISER, DINO'S AMERICAN BAR, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

CLASSIC AND VINTAGE DRINKS WITH A TWIST: HEMANT PATHAK, BLUE BAR, DELHI, INDIA

COCKTAIL THEATRE AND THE STARS: ALBERTO PIZARRO, BOBBY GIN, BARCELONA, SPAIN

GENTLEMEN'S DRINKS AND FANCY TIPPLES: MARK HUANG, MARQUEE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Indian bartender, Hemant Kumar Pathak from Blue Bar, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi also won an award in the 'Classic & Vintage drinks with a twist' category with his impressive and innovative cocktail, Balalaikia and Scotch Star. Hemant ranked first in this category among contestants from all over the world.