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Eddy Jay Jaimin of The Beer Factory Express is very happy. (Image: Heineken)
Eddy Jay Jaimin from The Beer Factory, Setiawalk (Puchong) put Malaysia on the map yesterday by being crowned the Heineken's Global Bartender 2016 Championship winner!
This global competition is participated by top bartenders all over the world and are judged on their Heineken pouring (aka the Heineken Star Serve) ritual which involves 5 steps - rinse, pour, skim, check and serve. Apart from mastering the ritual bartenders will also need to have that extra something something to wow the judges over.
Eddy's journey was not an easy one.
First, he had to overcome over 1200 people from across Malaysia to earn a spot at the annual GABPS Academy National Finals.
Then, he had to beat 7 other National Finalist to bag the GABPS Hero of the Year, thus, earning himself the right to represent Malaysia at the Heineken Global Bartender Championship in Amsterdam.
Finally, he had to compete against 16 top bartenders from all over the world to bag the Championship title.
The only other Malaysian that came close was Jimmy Goh, who was the world's No. 2 back in 2013.
ARAIMATI to you Eddy!
Now go forth and do great things!