Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2022 Adrián Michalčík is set to head out on a 10 day tour of Asia with The Singleton. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 15th in Seoul before continuing to Manila, Ho Chi Minh, and Taipei with a final stop in Tokyo. The region will be the first to showcase Adrián’s journey with The Singleton, following an exclusive preview at Adrián’s bar, Pier 42 at the Amerikalinjen Hotel, in Oslo at the end of last month.
In each market, Adrián, alongside The Singleton Global Brand Ambassador Ervin Trykowski, will host a series of events that provides industry locals with an opportunity to work with the World’s Best Bartender through seminars, cocktail cartography, and guest shifts. Prior to the guest shift, Adrián will be visiting local suppliers, exploring regional ingredients and fresh produce that will be used to inspire a unique cocktail menu to be served that evening, made in collaboration with Adrián, The Singleton, and the bar team.
Alongside the trade events there will also be exclusive ticketed events for consumers, where guests will be invited to enjoy a host of cocktails made exclusively with The Singleton alongside special pairing dishes designed in collaboration with Adrián and inspired by the cultural terroir, pushing the boundaries where mixology and gastronomy collide.
“I am honored to partner with The Singleton on this journey to explore the unexpected ways that Single Malt Scotch Whisky can be enjoyed, and to have the opportunity to share these experiences together with the amazing mixology community across Asia,” says Michalčík. “I cannot wait to also explore the outstanding offerings of these great cocktail cities and meet with the bartenders that make it happen.”
“The vibrancy of scotch cocktails in Asia is a testament to the region’s innovative spirit and enthusiasm for experimenting with new tastes, making it the perfect place for us to bring this unique concept,” notes Trykowski. “We’re looking forward to inspiring cocktail lovers in each city to discover a new way to enjoy The Singleton with the Best Bartender in the World.”
In addition to his role as Diageo World Class Global Bartender of the Year in 2022, Adrián is Director of Mixology at Pier 42 at the Amerikalinjen Hotel in Oslo, Norway.
World Class x The Singleton Adrián Michalčík Asia Tour Agenda
- 15th-16th March – Seoul
- 17th – 19th March – Manila
- 19th – 21st March – Ho Chi Minh
- 21st – 22nd March – Taipei
- 22nd March – 24th March – Tokyo
For more information, head over to Diageo World Class’ official website.