Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Charles Joly Wins Another Major Contest!
Sepia head mixologist Josh Pearson called it the "toughest contest lineup in a long time."
That's the Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky "Switch" Contest in which one bartender from the United States wins the opportunity to work for two weeks at a well-known London bar, and in turn, a mixologist from London wins the chance to work for two weeks at a trendy New York bar.
The Drawing Room's Charles Joly beat out 20 top bartenders at the finals Wednesday in Las Vegas to win the coveted prize. Check out his entry video, as he makes lemonade from scratch and an Old Fashioned cocktail with Auchentoshan Three Wood.
He'll take off in early 2012 to spend two weeks at London's prestigious cocktail spot, The Bar With No Name.
His immediate reaction to the big win was posted on his Facebook page: "Holy sh*t. Just brought it home. Incredible field. Next rounds on me!"