Vancouver’s Jeff Savage among the top eight at Diageo World Class 2019

Jeff Savage. Photo courtesy of Diageo World Class Canada

Congratulations to Vancouver bartender Jeff Savage, who made it to the final eight at the Diageo World Class Final on September 26 in Glasgow, Scotland. He also won the Singleton State of Mind award.

But, in the end, Bannie Kang from Singapore took home the ultimate prize, beating out 54 bartenders from around the world to become World Class Bartender of the Year.

Savage, who is the head bartender at Botanist Bar in the Fairmont Pacific Rim, is the third bartender from the hotel to make it to the top tier of the world finals, and the fifth from Vancouver, since Canada began competing in World Class in 2013. (Royal Dinette’s Kaitlyn Stewart won the global title in 2017.)

This is a remarkable achievement and we couldn’t be more proud. For more info, visit


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