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World Class Bartender: Carl Van Droogenbroeck, Cocktails @ Nine, Belgium

Friday, December 6th, 2013

At the finals of Diageo Reserve Brand’s World Class Bartender Competition, I witnessed some incredible drinks being made.

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And some of those drinks were made by

Carl Van Droogenbroeck, Cocktails @ Nine, Belgium

Carl Van Droogenbroeck is currently Bar Manager for Cocktails @ Nine in Antwerp, Belgium.  In Carl’s words, being a bartender is not just about making a great drink, it’s about being a good host and ensuring that the 500th drink you make is just as good as the first one.  He is inspired by cocktail greats Marian Beke and Tony Conigliaro, noting that “both show a total different style, yet both deliver fantastic drinks.”  Participating in WORLD CLASS has enabled Carl to gain more experience and knowledge from bartenders around the world with their own techniques and style, while pushing him to think even further.

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