Sydney’s very own Evan Stroeve will compete in the World Class Bartender of the Year global finals on Friday.

The bartender is currently working at Re in South Eveleigh, which opened its doors earlier this year.

Before joining the Re team, he spent time at The Baxter Inn, Restaurant Hubert and Bulletin Place.

Stroeve also recently launched Rhubi Mistelle; an aperitif made in collaboration with Tim Philips-Johnsson.

Stroeve will battle it out against nine other bartenders from across the globe during a live challenge which will see participants create four cocktails.

Two must feature Talisker as the base with the other two using Singleton.

“It’s such a thrill to see Evan performing so well on a global scale,” says Jonathan Morgan, head of reserve, Diageo Australia.

“Australia boasts some of the very best bartending talent in the world and has always punched well above its weight on the global stage.

“Regardless of the final result this week, we’re extremely proud of what Evan has achieved, especially as we get set to host the global finals here in Sydney next year.”