David Robinson from Hot Tamale in the Northern Territory has been announced as the National Winner of Australia’s Patrón Perfectionists Competition.
The Australian finals were held at Whitehart Container Bar in the heart of Melbourne and attracted 200 media, trade, VIP and consumer guests. The six specialised bartenders were crowned winners at the regional finals and battled it out in front of an expert panel of judges who decided Robinson’s The Last Frontier cocktail was the winner based on appearance, originality, service and flavour.
The judging panel consisted of chief marketing officer of Patrón Spirits International Lee Applbaum, global mezcal ambassador and tequila expert Phil Bayly and editor-in-chief of GQ Australia Nick Smith.
The Last Frontier had citrus and spice notes, inspired by his hometown of Darwin with a South-East Asian twist. “I am absolutely blown away, it’s an amazing feeling,” says Robinson. “I can’t wait to get to the Patrón Hacienda to experience the Patrón brand but also to compete and see all the cocktails from the other global finalists.”
Robinson will now have the opportunity to be crowned the national Patrón Perfectionist and compete against 15 other national Patrón Perfectionists winners in the Global Finals in Mexico.