Hennessy My Way 30 Seconds Challenge Winners Announced

Hennessy My Way 30 Seconds Challenge Winners Announced

Hennessy My Way 30 Seconds Challenge revealed global and Malaysia winners. The 2-tier challenge via video and photo submission received 36 entries in Malaysia alone, with Raz Ng of Gekko Dining included in the global top 25 bartenders list.

In the 2021 challenge, participants were assessed by their creativity of service ritual and presentation. As no live competition could take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, taste of the drinks was not part of the score points.


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Ten bartenders with the best flair in each country received EUR500 cash and the recognition to be part of the Hennessy global bartenders fraternity. The winners also earned the revered spot at the HennessyMyWay Cocktails & Mixology Masterclass instructed by Jordan Buschell, Hennessy’s Global Ambassador.

Malaysia Top 10 Winners

Emperor Old Fashioned by Boey Wei Kid (Boudoir by Dad’s Wood - Penang)
Votana Hennessy by Goutham Goutham A/L Magenthiren (Attic 23 Rooftop Bar - Penang)
Henny Remedy by Joshen Chew (Hyde@53 - PJ)
Mandarin Cognac by Lim Yin Wei (The Mandarin Bar - Penang)
Once in a While by Lim Zhe Yin (Woo Bar W KL)
Two Word by Loo Hong Xiang (Ultime Atelier & Boulangerie - KL)
Poseidon by Mark Jacob (Bar Tailor – PJ)
Hope by Noah Yap (Pawn Room - KL)
Thyme Waits for No Pear by Raz Ng (Gekko Dining - KL)
Hanami by Shirmy Chan (Dining Bar Iki_ya - PJ)

Malaysia 20 Runner-Ups

Affie Adut (So Bar)
Amanda Wan (Dining Bar Iki_ya)
Avai Saravanan (Wetdeck W KL)
Avinesh Nair (The Barn Mont Kiara)
Ch’ng Joewin (61 Monarchy)
Chai Chan Hoong (61 Monarchy)
Clarence Poh (Gekko Dining)
Danny Cheah (Ultime)
Danny Tun (The Cabinet Bangsar)
Edmund Khoo (The Mandarin Grill)
Hesvin Panusul (Souled Out KK)
Jason Ooi (Wine Houz)
Joshua Ivanovic (JungleBird KL)
Lau (Veintidos Bangsar)
Lee Chua Ying (The Mandarin Bar)
Mailen Danisan (Boudoirz KL)
Osmund Bernard (Willow KL)
Roen Ng (The Mandarin Bar)
Tiong Send Chung (Cabinet 8 by JWC)
Wong Yoon Keat (61 Monarchy)

Top 5 bartenders on the global list received Hennessy Paradis MAGNUM signed by M. Maurice Hennessy (RRP EUR2000 per unit) on top of the EUR500 and an invitation to the inaugural Pioneers Summit @ Hennessy Maison (Cognac) in 2022. The remaining 20 runner-ups were awarded with a Hennessy Paradis signed by M. Maurice Hennessy (RRP EUR800 per unit)

Global Top 25

  1. Millie Tang (Australia)
  2. Aaron Mulligan (Ireland)
  3. Ali Hayes (Ireland)
  4. Alexey Abramov (Russia)
  5. Antonio Lai (Hong Kong)
  6. Daniel Boulianne (Canada)
  7. Andre Duncan (Canada)
  8. Aude Surville Barland de Lattre (France)
  9. Alexnader Sk (Dubai)
  10. Valentin Coustau-Alessandrini (France)
  11. Gagan Guring (Hong Kong)
  12. Lukas Etus (UK)
  13. Arndt Heiben (Germany)
  14. Niney Dong (China)
  15. Ring Zhao (China)
  16. Ryan Ontong (South Africa)
  17. Sam Boevey (UK)
  18. Phillipe Frohlich (Germany)
  19. 大後苑 Backyard Jr. -大直 (Taiwan)
  20. Raz Ng (Malaysia)
  21. Shahaf Minoy (Isreal)
  22. Amy Edgley (UK)
  23. Saverio Fanelli (UK)
  24. Hutnyk Kostiantyn (Ukraine)
  25. Willy Gunawan (Indonesia)

A programme for bartenders is being planned to be rolled out later this year by Hennessy aiming at further enriching bartenders' skills and expertise.

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