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The Live Naked Bar Swap

The Live Naked Bar Swap is annual competition that brings together some of the world’s best bartenders for a unique exploration of cultures, creativity and cocktails…

Scroll down for more info on the competition, our fabulous winners and their 'unconventional' winning Naked Sours 👇

Illustrated logo for the Naked Malt Bar Swap competition

THE COMPETITION 🍹

Competing bars across the globe are challenged to create an ‘Unconventional Naked Sour’ before attending a truly unforgettable finale event somewhere in their home country.

To challenge bartenders’ creativity, they’ll be asked to create a cocktail from the ingredients provided in a Mystery Box at the competition finale.
A photo of the Live Naked Experience bartenders making cocktails

THE EVENT 🎟️

Bartending teams present their Naked Sour and take part in further challenges and activities designed to test creativity and originality.

This liberating out-of-bar experience helps participants leave the pressures of everyday life behind, inspiring them to enjoy the spirit of freedom and ultimately Live Naked.
Oscar and Johan from A Bar Called Gemma with the Live Naked Experience: Bar Swap competition trophy for the Nordics

THE PRIZE 🏆

One overall winning bar is selected from each country, with the winning bartender teams then swapping bars for an incredible cultural immersion experience.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows bartenders to expand their knowledge, build new relationships, learn new skills and discover new ingredients, flavours and techniques 🤓.

THE WINNERS: 2021🥇

In the UK, Panda & Sons (Sean Cavanagh) from Edinburgh scooped the national title. From the Nordics, A Bar Called Gemma (Johan Evers & Oscar Drigoris) reigned supreme, and in South Korea it was Villa Records (Yeongjun Jo & Hyundo Cho). Stealing the crown in the US was Morgan Zuch & Liz Senyak from Mandarin Heights and, last but not least, from Taiwan - Vender (Darren Lim & Summer Chen) was deemed the champion.

Panda & Sons Bar Swap

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