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Ronny Holicka Wins Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series

Ronny Holicka Wins Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series

FoodieS Team
20 October 2022


Ronny Holicka has officially been named the Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series Indonesia winner and represented Indonesia in the worldwide bartender competition.


To support bartenders in exploring and exploring the art of cocktail-making skills, Jameson presents a competition titled Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series.

Ronny Holicka has officially been named the Jameson BIack Barrel Bartender Series Indonesia winner and the global final round. Ronny represented Indonesia in the worldwide bartender competition with Steve O’SheaO’Shea from Spain as the second winner and Pritish Dakhode from India as the third winner. Ronny managed to excel from 43 other bartenders from over Indonesia and competed with 23 bartenders from 14 Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series markets worldwide. Ronny impressed the judges with his second signature cocktail, which he named, ”Hi Sherry!”. Sweet as the name suggests, ”Hi Sherry!” made from a mixture of vanilla cream and sherry fruit.

“The milk that I present in this cocktail menu describes my life in the past. When I was in the countryside, at the foot of the mountain on the island of Java, I complimented the cocktail with carbonated grapes to illustrate my passion and hard work in the mixologist field – making those who drink it feel as refreshed as if reborn.”

In addition to winning the cash prizes, Ronny and the two grand winners on the global stage also had the opportunity to attend the Jameson Hosts Global Summit in Ireland. Jameson Hosts itself is an event aimed at the bar community and open to bartenders, bar owners, brewers, baristas, and bar influencers initiated by Jameson.

Jameson Local Brand Ambassador Pernod Ricard Indonesia, Layala Kamaditya further explained that Jameson Hosts is a global platform for the Bar Community Engagement Program. This activity is a space where the bar community can come together to connect, learn, and grow together.

“We hope that in the future, we can hold competitions like this regularly in Indonesia to encourage creative cocktail creation from the bartender community. With the arrival of the world champion, Ronny Holicka as our brand advocate hoped that more potential bartenders would be inspired to join representing Indonesia at the Jameson Hosts event in Ireland.”

Ranked #9 globally in the alcoholic beverage category and the top 4 for global whiskey brands, Jameson has become one of the premium drink choices for alcoholics. As the market leader in the Irish Whiskey category, Jameson Indonesia launched the Jameson Black Barrel in March 2022. Jameson Black Barrel is a premium collection option from Jameson that uses double combustion in Bourbon Barrel to provide quality improvements in the manufacturing process.

The Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series is part of Jameson’s commitment to continuously support the bartender community as part of the Bartender Advocacy. This activity also aims to educate bartenders to understand the quality and versatility of Jameson Black Barrel to spread this education in the bar community more broadly. All contestants from the Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series send the Jameson Black Barrel recipe they have developed in AV format to their Instagram account. Jameson Indonesia then selected five finalists, where the first and second winners competed again in the global round.

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