2nd BCCP Bartending Competition highlights World Gin Day celebration


Ceremonial Toast  (L-R): BCCP Vice Chairman William Bailey, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce,  GSMI’s General Manager Emmanuel Macalalag, Channel and Activations Manager Moi Rodriguez, Marketing Manager Ronald Molina, Group Product Manager Glenn Miguel and Brgy. Ginebra point guard Jett Manuel toast to the 4th run of this celebration of World Gin Day.


28 June– The British Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, recently celebrated WORLD GIN DAY last  28th of June at the Dusit Thani Manila. Highlight of the event was the 2nd BCCP Bartending Competition where bartenders from top hotels in Metro Manila curated their best gin concoction to bag the most coveted title.

Bartenders from Discovery Primea, Dusit Thani Manila, Fairmont and Raffles Makati, Holiday Inn and Suites, Makati Diamond Residences, New World Makati Hotel, and Joy-Nostalg and Suites battled it out for the grand prize of P10,000 cash from GSMI and a roundtrip ticket to the UK courtesy of Etihad Airways.

Paul Perez of Fairmont and Raffles Makati landed the 1st prize with his winning drink, The Luminary which was inspired by Florence Nightingale and highlighted the marriage of local and English flavor. Second Place went to Arnel Villaverde of Makati Diamond Residences with his fragrant cocktail, 7 Dutches that uses a combination of berries and flowers. He won P5,000 cash prize from GSMI and gift items. Third prize winner was Christian Hope Daniel of Joy-Nostalg Hotels & Suites.

Thank you to our Major sponsors: DataLand Inc., Etihad Airways, WHG Customer Service, and Wine Depot PH. Also to our Event Sponsors: Drinkka, Dusit Thani Manila, KL Tower Serviced Residences, Misibis Bay Resort, Makati Diamond Residences, New World Makati, Philippine Airlines, San Miguel Beer and  Solaire Resort.