The energy at the finale was one of raw excitement as supporters cheered on the finalists. Determined and focused, the eight bartenders showcased their skills and focus as they attempted the perfect star serve of Heineken® draught in the first round. Then, after a nail-biting face-off from the last four finalists standing, Jack Loh from Maze Eatery and Bar, Ipoh was crowned the winner by the experienced judges.
“This truly is a dream come true to be recognised in my craft. It has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have been part of Heineken® Star Serve, and of course, to represent Malaysia in the Global Bartender Finals in Amsterdam. I know this is only the beginning!” said Jack.
Malaysia has proved that it is a force to be reckoned with at the Heineken® Global Bartender Finals. In 2016, Eddy Jai Jaimin from The Beer Factory Xpress, Scott Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, earned the coveted title of World’s Best Bartender, and emulating his predecessor’s success, Edilon C Caulian from The Beer Factory, Raja Uda, Penang, won first runner-up in 2018.