Appleton Rum Cocktail Competition

Trevor Kallies of The Granville Room - 1st place Winner

On Sunday May 29th the Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Bar played host to the Appleton Rum Mixologist Competition that saw 17 of Vancouver’s finest bartenders compete in a black box style competition. After 3+ hours of intense competition, Trevor Kallies took first place and he won an all expense paid trip to Jamaica!

Dani Tartarin of the Keefer Bar - 2nd Place Winner

Joel Virginillo of Market in the Shangri-La Hotel - 3rd Place Winner

Second place winner was Dani Tartarin of the Keefer Bar and Third place was Joel Virginillo of Market in the Shangri-La Hotel.

Here are some of the other competitors mixing their drinks.

David Wolowidnyk of West Restaurant

Arthur Wynne of the Cascade Room

Jason Browne of Calabash Bistro

There were 17 competitors and all of them tops in their field representing restaurants and bars in Vancouver. It was a pleasure for me to watch this competition and to see the drinks these bartenders were creating.

By: Richard Wolak