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The competition seeks to promote sustainable mixology among the global bartending community.

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — At the highly anticipated Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Global Final, Carlos Ferron from Bar La Cuadra Market in Panama (representing Latin America) was crowned the Global Champion after competing alongside the regional champions of Europe, North America and Asia Pacific to create the best sustainable cocktails.

The final was held on Saturday, February 4 in the spectacular and unique natural setting offered by the tropical volcanic islets of Granada in Nicaragua.

The jury was made up of some of the most influential personalities in the industry such as: Giacomo Gianotti, owner of the Paradiso bar in Barcelona (

The cocktails were evaluated by the judges taking into account elements such as: the history and inspiration behind the cocktail, the use of sustainable ingredients, the technique and the level of creativity, as well as the taste and appearance.

Ferron, who qualified to compete in the global final after winning the Latin America Regional Final, took first place after impressing the judges with his passion and skills in creating his sustainable cocktails called “Talamanca” and “5 Generaciones”, both made with Ron Flor de Caña 12 Years and natural and homemade ingredients.

In addition to receiving the title of “Most Sustainable Flor de Caña Bartender in the World”, Ferron received the Global Champion trophy made with sustainable materials, a personalized bottle of Flor de Caña 25 Year Old Rum and a US$10,000 prize. Ferron will also receive a free sustainability course and assessment from Food Made Good, a consultant to the competition.

“It is a great honor to have been awarded ‘Most Sustainable Bartender in the World’, putting Latin America on high. It has been a truly unforgettable experience and I thank everyone who supported me along the way, especially Flor de Caña who brought us all together under a single motto: sustainability, because being green is part of growing,” said Ferron after receiving the highest distinction from the competition.

The other competitors were: Marco Pastanella from the USA (representing North America), Tom Mchugh from Australia (representing Asia Pacific) and Dimitris Kaitalidis from Greece (representing Europe).

More than 30 countries were represented at the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge, which is a celebration of Flor de Caña’s historic commitment to sustainability, and a way to share and promote these values ​​with the global bartending community. In addition to being the first Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade certified rum in the world, it is distilled using 100% renewable energy and all CO2 emissions generated during fermentation are captured and recycled. The brand has also planted 50,000 trees each year since 2005.

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