Speyside distillery Glenfiddich has named bartender Johnny Tsai and chef Yu Lee from Taiwan as the victors in its World's Most Experimental Bartender competition.
The competition tasked bartenders from around the world to team with artisans outside of the whisky industry and co-create drinks experiences highlighting Glenfiddich.
Tsai, of Bar TCRC, and Lee, of Ninao Gelato, impressed with their creation, Xiao Long Fiddich, which combined Taiwanese bao buns with Glenfiddich.
The judging panel consisted of: Glenfiddich malt master Brian Kinsman; Glenfiddich global brand ambassador Struan Grant Ralph; 2016 winner and head bartender of New York's NoMad Hotel, Nathan O'Neill; Crucible owner Stuart Bale; and Gentleman's Journal's Jordan Murphy Diodge.
The winning duo will take their concept to the Tokyo Bar Show and BCB Brooklyn, while Tsai will return as a judge for the 2019 World's Most Experimental Bartender competition.