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Giuliano Morandin Profile

Giuliano Morandin has been the Bar Manager for over 30 years and is a legend amongst the world’s drink connoisseurs. He was named Bar Manager of the Year at the 2007 Class Bar Awards and chosen by Tanqueray as one of the 10 leading bartenders around the world to feature in their campaign to promote Tanqueray 10. In 2009, he was named the best barman in London by Travel + Leisure in their selection of the best barmen in the world, an accolade later cemented by London’s Evening Standard newspaper.

For three years running, Giuliano’s team of skilled and experienced bartenders secured the winning title at the annual National Championship Cocktail Competition, supplying the nation’s Champion Bartender – and subsequently the UK representative – to go on and compete at the Bartenders Guild Global Cocktail Competition. Beginning with Stefano Cossio in 2010 and Bruno Do Nascimento in 2011 to Facundo Gallegos, who represented the nation in Beijing in October 2012.

In June 2014, Giuliano revived the historical recipe for ‘Old Tom’ gin to create a new blend for The Dorchester. This is the second time Giuliano has re-introduced Old Tom Gin to the UK drinks market, the first being in 2006 after a 30 year absence.

Such is the respect and camaraderie of Giuliano and his team that the combined years they have all worked together exceeds 100 years. They have scooped countless awards and accolades, proving that The Bar at The Dorchester is run by the best in the industry.

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