2018 Competition
2018 Competition

2018 Competition

Now regarded as one of the foremost international bartending competitions, the 2018 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition encompassed contestants from six continents and twenty countries all competing to create a cocktail worthy of a perfectionist.

The national winners travelled to Mexico on 19 January 2019 for global finals week. The trip culminated at the grand finals on 24 January 2019, hosted at the beautiful home of Patrón Tequila, Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico. Six contestants earned a place in the finals: Chloe Merz, Germany, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Japan, Oscar Roberto Olvera, Mexico, Makina Lynn Labrecque, Canada, Peter Hannah, Washington DC, US and Yeray Monforte, Spain competed for title of Patron's ultimate Perfectionist.

Congratulations to Yeray Monforte from Spain who was crowned Patron's Perfectionist 2018! Take a look at Yeray's winning cocktail below.

We'd also like to congratulate all 20 finalists. Click through to see their winning cocktail below.

Patrón Perfectionist - Abby Wegener image
Patrón Perfectionist - Thomas Begbie image
Perfectionist - Rodolfo Oliveira de Sousa Ferreira image
Perfectionist - Makina Labrecque image
Patrón Perfectionist - Lance Bowman image
Patrón Perfectionist - Lee Jia Hao image
Patrón Perfectionist - François Descamps image
Patrón Perfectionist - Chloe Merz image
Patrón Perfectionist - Oscar Roberto Olvera image
Patrón Perfectionist - Antonio Rosato image
Patrón Perfectionist - Mitsuhiro Nakamura image
Patrón Perfectionist - Luis David Arcadio Hernández image
Patrón Perfectionist - Corbin Parker image
Patrón Perfectionist - Bruce Dorfling image
Patrón Perfectionist - Pat Park image
Patrón Perfectionist - Yeray Monforte image
Patrón Perfectionist - Pradeep Fernando image
Patrón Perfectionist - Nicole Sykes image
Patrón Perfectionist - TJ Vong image
Patrón Perfectionist - Peter Hannah image
Patron XO Cafe Liqueur image

Patron XO Cafe Liqueur

This Mexican coffee-flavoured liqueur is based on 100% agave Patrón Tequila rather than neutral spirit, as is more commonly the case with coffee liqueurs.

Gran Patron Burdeos image

Gran Patron Burdeos

This 100% agave, triple distilled añejo tequila is matured in a combination of casks: one year in ex-bourbon barrels, 10 months in French oak barrels

Gran Patron Piedra image

Gran Patron Piedra

Launched in global travel retail in April 2013, Gran Patrón Piedra is an extra añejo tequila produced using a traditional Tahona wheel to crush the piña

Patron Silver tequila image

Patron Silver tequila

Patrón Silver is a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,

Patron Reposado Tequila image

Patron Reposado Tequila

Patrón Reposado comprises two very different 100% agave triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,

Gran Patron Platinum Tequila image

Gran Patron Platinum Tequila

Produced from a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,

Patron Anejo tequila image

Patron Anejo tequila

Patrón Añejo is a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled 100% agave tequilas - one made using a traditional Tahona and fermented with

Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa image

Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa

Launched in February 2012, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is coffee liqueur based on Patrón Silver tequila and flavoured with Criollo dark cocoa from Mexico's

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Patron Citronge

This orange liqueur was developed for use in Margarita cocktails and is made using organically grown sweet oranges from Jamaica and bittersweet oranges