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
Patrón Perfectionist - Thomas Begbie
Perfectionist - Rodolfo Oliveira de Sousa Ferreira
Perfectionist - Makina Labrecque
Patrón Perfectionist - Lance Bowman
Patrón Perfectionist - Lee Jia Hao
Patrón Perfectionist - François Descamps
Patrón Perfectionist - Chloe Merz
Patrón Perfectionist - Oscar Roberto Olvera
Patrón Perfectionist - Antonio Rosato
Patrón Perfectionist - Mitsuhiro Nakamura
Patrón Perfectionist - Luis David Arcadio Hernández
Patrón Perfectionist - Corbin Parker
Patrón Perfectionist - Bruce Dorfling
Patrón Perfectionist - Pat Park
Patrón Perfectionist - Yeray Monforte
Patrón Perfectionist - Pradeep Fernando
Patrón Perfectionist - Nicole Sykes
Patrón Perfectionist - TJ Vong
Patrón Perfectionist - Peter Hannah
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This orange liqueur was developed for use in Margarita cocktails and is made using organically grown sweet oranges from Jamaica and bittersweet oranges