The best of the best!

Our Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship is now in its third year of searching for the best of the best.

This year we made a major change to the competition, hosting the final in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival.

I toured the UK for a month hosting heats to find the best five Bartenders the UK has to offer, which turned out to be three from Aberdeen, way up in north-east Scotland, one from Manchester in the English Midlands, and one from Horsham, down in sunny Sussex.

I took them over to New Orleans, where they took on three main mega challenges and 25 tasks that they completed in their own time over the six days they were there.

Dave White, from the Dead Parrot bar in Horsham, proved victorious and will be taking over the Monkey Shoulder pop-up at London Cocktail week!


Grant Neave