By Ian Neubauer

Xavier Padovani – the global brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin – is in Australia with local distributor Suntory to promote master classes in Sydney and Melbourne.

Xavier will meet attendees at a CBD location wearing a smile and a cucumber in his hand before escorting them to a mystery location, where he will take them on a journey of the Hendrick’s history and showcase his bar and cocktail skills.

“My role is to roam the world educating only the vanguard of premium gin drinkers, and their bartenders, about the exquisite qualities of Hendrick’s Gin,” Xavier said.  “I look forward to meeting lots of interesting people and beginning the Suntory Hendrick’s activity for 2009 in Australia this Easter.”

Xavier helped launch London’s Sanderson hotel and ran Opium in central London for two years. More recently he has also been a bar consultant at Philippe Starck’s new project, Mama Shelter.

The Hendrick’s master classes will be held in Melbourne today and in Sydney tomorrow (Apr 7).  

The Shout Team

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