Famed bartender Taking Part in Cocktail Championships

Hidetsugu Ueno

One of the world’s most revered bartenders, Mr. Hidetsugu Ueno will be at Food & Bev Live 2018 to judge the National Cocktail Championships & Bartender Awards organised by the Bartenders Association of Ireland and sponsored by Edward Dillon & Co Ltd.

Mr. Ueno owns the award winning bar High Five in Ginza, Tokyo, which, not surprisingly, also happens to be one of the most iconic bars in Tokyo.

Hidetsugu developed a speakeasy style feel to his bar. He is famous around the world for his ice-diamonds and precise Japanese style of bartending. Mr. Ueno has been both winning and judging cocktail competitions for over 20 years. In addition to his perfect technique and creative style, Ueno is also known for his playful and affable character.

Mr. Ueno is a special guest judge at this year's National Cocktail Championships & Bartender Awards and will be giving a demonstration of his ice-diamond to the competitors and audience on Tuesday 6th February.

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