SYDNEY, 2015


The BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, the world’s largest single brand cocktail competition, was held in Sydney in 2015. This event continues to grow every year and LAB 5 has looked after all aspects of the annual Global Final since it was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2012. 

34 countries competed and the event was extended to seven days to accommodate the growth in participants and countries involved. Competitors undertook two days of training held at locations all over Sydney, followed by two days of Semi-Final competition, then the Grand Final competition at the Sydney Town Hall. Over 400 guests attended the final, which kicked off with a spectacular 3D projection show, featuring BACARDÍ insignia and bats, mapped across the venue’s huge pipe organ.  

The event received coverage from not only the world’s drinks press, but also titles such as The Sydney Morning Herald, and was covered in a three part programme by VICE’s ‘Munchies’ channel.  A celebration party at Island Bar on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour brought the week’s events to a close.