Edinburgh's Leon Back named Bacardi Legacy UK winner

22 November 2017

After months of intense competition, regional heats and a whole lot of rum, the Bacardi Legacy UK winner was announced in Amsterdam last night.

Leon Back of Edinburgh's Panda & Sons triumphed against 28 participants from 10 countries around Europe in the Northern European finals. Back's The Queen Street cocktail – 50ml Bacardi Carta Blanca, 25ml fresh lemon juice, 20ml sugar syrup, 20ml Martini Ambrato, 2 dashes celery bitters and a spritz of Islay whisky – bagged his ticket to the Mexico final.

The renowned competition challenges bartenders from all over the world to create the next classic rum cocktail – using Bacardi, of course – challenging the likes of the Daiquiri or Mojito.

Back will compete in the Mexico world finals next spring, where he will fight to be crowned global winner of Bacardi Legacy 2018...

 

Related articles

Spirits & Cocktails

Leon Back of Panda & Sons wins Bacardi Legacy Scottish heat

It's that time of year again, as the regional heats for the Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition are in full swing across the country.Leon Back from Pa

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi Legacy UK finalists named

Following four intense rounds of regional heats, culminating in the London and South West heat on Wednesday, the six Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competiti

News

Iain Griffiths is named UK Bacardí Legacy winner

Iain Griffiths was announced as the UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2015-2016 at an industry dinner last night.The rum brand host

Spirits & Cocktails

Bacardi Legacy open for UK entries

It's time to dust off that recipe you've been telling all your friends will make you the next big name in bartending...