In June 2019, Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming saw us welcome 68 bartenders and over 120 guests from more than 28 countries. Over the course of 4 days we brought bartenders on a journey of discovery giving them the inside scoop on our products, brand, heritage and home.

‘From Farm to Glass’ was the 2019 Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming theme, focusing on the importance of collaborating with local craftsmen to make the most out of the uniqueness of your local environment.

Following a series of exciting heats in over 20 countries from Canada to Malaysia… Kazakhstan to China, where bartenders were encouraged to partner with local producers, gardeners, craftsmen in order to grab their spot at the Global Finals, the JBH Global Summit and Finals took place, in June, at the heart and home of Jameson, in Dublin.

Our education program involved visiting a urban farm, falling in love again with the help of our favourite DJ, Aidan Kelly, earning all about Taste with Andrew Dickey, taking a deep dive into creativity with our Design partners, on top of plenty of Whiskey Tastings and discoveries in Midleton.

Let’s not forget to mention the amazing nights we spent in the Dublin Bar Academy, at the Hozier Concert and during the famous Jameson Fest.

Of course in the midst of all this craic we had the competition. We put our Mixmaster’s skills to the test during the global finals of Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming.

· ROUND 1: Speed Round Competition: You’d Better Know Your Irish Classics
· ROUND 2: From Farm to Glass, cocktail competition
· ROUND 3: Grow Your Own Cocktail, cocktail competition

Following a competition where the jury was blown away by the level of creativity and technicity of all the competitors, we are absolutely delighted to have the talented Ania Kulak from Norway as our Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming 2019 Global Winner.

Now, we promise there is more to come but for now let’s look at some of this year’s JBH 2019 highlights….