Big White Bartender Ready To Compete Against Best of BC and Alberta


(Big White, BC, December 6, 2013) – Local bartender, Brad Machon of the Globe Café and Tapas Bar will be representing Big White at the upcoming Absolut World Bartenders Competition hosted at the resort on February 1st, 2014. 

“The competition was fierce with only 9 points separating 1st to 7th“ commented Jacob Sweetapple, ABSOLUT Brand Ambassador. “All competitors did a fantastic job capturing the creative spirit that ABSOLUT was founded on.  Brad showed tremendous poise under pressure and was able to impress us with the overall presentation of his cocktail.”

Brad beat out 6 other competitors from local bars and restaurants at the regional competition yesterday with his remake of the classic Long Island Iced Tea using his own earl gray tea infusion and Absolut Elyx Vodka. Brad will move on to challenge himself against seven of the best bartenders in BC and Alberta when the eight finalists ascend to Big White on February 1st, 2014 to vie for the opportunity to win an all expenses trip to the Absolut Akademi in Sweden. 


Tickets to the February 1st  Big White ABSOLUTE World event are $50 and will include samples of craft beer, local and international wine portfolios, spirits, competing bartender cocktails and food stations at this fun event of innovative cocktails and delectable food samples. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote on their favourite bartender cocktail to determine our “People’s Choice” winner. Tickets to this event are $50 and can be purchased through the Big White concierge desk at: or 250.491.6101 / 866.491.9040. For more details visit online at >>

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