New Feature Documentary Shows Bartending in New Light

"Spirit," a new feature documentary, reveals the highs and lows of three of the world's best bartenders as they prepare to create the most important cocktails of their career.

Coinciding with World Cocktail Day 2023, the documentary will be available to watch on Prime Video in select markets from May 13, Viewers can expect to witness a flawless display of craft, passion and edge-of-your-seat competitive action from 50 bartenders at the top of their game.

To showcase what it takes to reach the highest levels of bartending, producers Something Originals secured exclusive access to World Class Global Finals in Sydney, Australia – following the journey of competitors and country champions Sahil Essani (India), Liisa Lindroos (Finland) and Yui Ogata (Japan) as they shake, stir and strain their way towards the coveted title of World Class Global Bartender of the Year.

The documentary includes insight from some of the industry's leading trailblazers. From the godfather of the modern food truck movement, Roy Choi, to owner of some of the world's best bars including Lyaness in London and Super Lyan in Amsterdam, Ryan Chetiyawardana; to the Director of Mixology at globally-renowned The Connaught Bar in London, Agostino Perrone, and World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2017, Kaitlyn Stewart; the industry icons share their insider knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the world of luxury hospitality – a journey of determination, craft, and game-changing flavor.

Speaking about the documentary, Marissa Johnston, Global Head of World Class at Diageo said: "Spirit so accurately captures the essence of World Class – one of the world's biggest and most respected cocktail competitions. It's a remarkable and compelling insight into what it takes to be a bartender today – we hope people enjoy it and are inspired to consider a career in the hospitality industry.""