Number of opponents Canadian bartender, James Grant, topped in the 2021 Diageo World Class bartending competition. The virtual contest, headquartered in London, took place over five days this fall. Finalists were given several bartending challenges such as “create a vodka cocktail that impacts the environment.” Since the competition’s inception in 2009, Canadian barkeeps consistently place in the top 12 of the 400,000 bartenders from 60 countries that participate.

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