World Class Bartenders: Ivar de Lange, Demain, Netherlands

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 18th, 2014 · World Class 2013

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

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And some of those drinks were made by

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Ivar de Lange, Demain, Netherlands

Ivar de Lange began his career at the age of 15 working in a hotel bar in Amsterdam.  For the past 17 years, he has worked his way up through various bars to where he is today, owner of Demain bar in Nijmegen.  Ivan is primarily a self-taught bartender, who hopes to earn his PHd in medical psychology.  In 2011 Demain was named the number three best bar by Esquire and Ivan has amassed a number of personal honours throughout his career. Ivan notes that WORLD CLASS has widened his vision of cocktails and given him a huge creativity burst.

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