Heineken Malaysia Berhad’s (HEINEKEN Malaysia) Star Academy has recently celebrated the Guinness Perfect Pour grand finale at Makhan by Kitchen Mafia. From August to October, the Guinness Perfect Pour programme successfully trained bartenders nationwide to uphold the standards of serving Guinness while in search of the number one Guinness bartender. Upon completion, the celebration event gathered the best of the best bartenders across Malaysia for an award ceremony to crown the 2022 champion. This year, Richard Jugie from The Sarawak Club has earned his place as the nation’s top Guinness bartender, walking away with an all-expenses paid trip to the Home of Guinness in Dublin, Ireland.
The grand finale saw HEINEKEN Malaysia crown Richard Jugie from The Sarawak Club as Malaysia’s Guinness Perfect Pour 2022 champion. Ang Ai Keow from Souliquid Puchong has also earned the first runner-up title. Both winners have successfully mastered the perfect pour and will soon be on their way on an all-expense-paid trip to the Home of Guinness, where Irish brewer Arthur Guinness first started brewing the world-renowned stout over 250 years ago.
Richard Jugie, bartender at The Sarawak Club and Guinness Perfect Pour 2022 champion said, “I am extremely grateful to be part of this year’s Guinness Perfect Pour where I got the opportunity to hone my skills and master the perfect pour. It is indeed a unique experience as I’ve got to train alongside my fellow bartenders where we challenged ourselves in serving and delivering Guinness’ distinctive taste.”
During the celebration event, attendees had the chance to participate in exciting activities alongside a live band to amp up the celebration. Attendees also had their very own mini perfect pour challenge, where event guests had a hand in trying out the unique six-step Guinness Perfect Pour and learned how to bring out the perfect Guinness flavour, aroma, and presentation. The competition was intense as the event attendees gave their best shot at breaking the high score and winning exclusive premium gifts.
For more information on Guinness Perfect Pour and other HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Star Academy programmes, please visit www.star-academy.heinekenmalaysia.com.