To celebrate the launch of Patrón Perfectionists for 2023 Harrison Kenney and Australian Patrón Execution Manager Joseph Chisholm are hitting the road to educate and excite bartenders.

The pair will be hosting sessions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney highlighting the new bartender education and engagement program that is at the heart of the 2023 competition. Patrón tequila is extending its long-standing commitment to inspire and support bartenders in growing their skillset with the launch of Academia Patrón Perfectionists Education Program.

To secure your spot at one of the sessions, simply email Joseph at

The sessions take place:

Brisbane Education Session

  • Monday 19th September – 1pm to 2.30pm: Savile Row – 667 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Melbourne Education Session

  • Tuesday 20th September – 1pm to 2.30pm: Pearl Diver – 56 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Education Session

  • Thursday 22nd September – 1pm to 2.30pm: Tio’s Cerveceria – 4/14 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

In addition to the education sessions Harrison and Joseph will be taking over a couple of bars to showcase the versatility of Patrón.

Brisbane Pop Up

  • Monday 19th September – 6pm to 8pm: Savile Row – 667 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Melbourne Pop Up

  • Tuesday 20th September – 6pm to 8pm: Nick & Nora’s – 80 Collins Street via, 11 Benson Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

Harrison, global winner of 2022 Perfectionists said “It was a privilege to win the prestigious Global Patrón Perfectionists title for a cocktail that I created, to represent Australia, a country that has one of the greatest bar scenes in the world. 

“I can’t wait to see the calibre of entries for this year and how the talented bartenders of Australia showcase their hero ingredients. Bartenders – if you are thinking about taking part, do it.”

The entry challenge for this year’s competition is called Hometown Hero and requires entrants to develop a cocktail that blends Patrón Silver tequila with the bartender’s local culture, using ingredients from a prescribed list, the Pantry.

The initial entry submissions will be judged on appeal, appearance, inspiration, and originality. All bartenders have the opportunity to enter Patrón Perfectionists as long as they submit their entry by 10:59 AEDT on 7th October 2022 via the entry portal   

National finalists will be announced by mid-October and receive guidance on the upcoming national final events from the local Brand Ambassadors.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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