Amsterdam to host 2019 Bacardi Legacy final

23 July, 2018 by Andy Young

Bacardi has revealed the location of the host city for the final of the 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, with Amsterdam taking the honour.

The city is home to the competition’s current champion, Erik van Beek, and will see 42 bartenders from around the world gather next year for the final of the prestigious competition. The competition challenges bartenders to build their own legacy by creating a cocktail that can be honoured alongside Bacardi classics like the Mojito, the Daiquiri and the Old Cuban.


In announcing Amsterdam as the host city for the 2019 final, Bacardi’s Global Ambassador, Dickie Cullimore, said: “We can’t wait to bring the BACARDÍ Legacy to Amsterdam next year. It is a perfect opportunity to celebrate and showcase a city that has a well established reputation as a destination for nightlife, but is now fast becoming one of Europe’s shining stars for cocktail culture and bartending.

“I am particularly looking forward to seeing how our entrants this year will use the new BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro rum, which is aged under the Caribbean sun and brings a subtle new flavour profile to our portfolio for Legacy; I’m sure it will bring forth some interesting and delicious new ‘Legacy’ drinks next year.”

The competition is now in its 11th year and this year will see the introduction of Bacardi’s Añejo Cuatro rum as one of the key ingredients bartenders may use to create their ‘Legacy’ cocktail.