Bols, the world’s oldest distilled brand and Dilmah, the world’s leading ethical tea brand have joined forces by hosting a masterclass at the Bols Bartending Academy in Amsterdam. This Masterclass was conducted by Piet Leijenhorst , Master Distiller Lucas Bols, Dilmah Director Dilhan Fernando, Robert Shinkel Dilmah Tea Sommelier,and Bols Bartending Academy Trainers, Rob Rademaker and Malika Saidi. At the end of the day, the four bartenders who made the most inspiring cocktail of this selected group were chosen to go to the Chef, Sommelier and Teamaker programme next year-Simone Caporale, Misja Voorstemans, Kristof Burm, Rusty Cerven.
The best Genever & Tea inspired cocktails created by the best bartenders in Europe were presented at Amsterdam’s brand new – yet to be opened – cocktail venue ‘Tales & Spirits’. This is the result for a day of sharing knowledge, creativity and flavour. At the end of the day these celebrity bartenders, behind the stick created and served their exclusively crafted ‘Tea & Genever inspired cocktails’ to a invited audience of selected press, bartenders and industry professionals.
The total revenue of the cocktails sold will be donated to the MJF Charitable Foundation, in support of children with cerebral palsy.