Marc Álvarez

Born in Barcelona 29 years ago, he started very young in the world of hotel management and catering and gradually became acquainted with cocktails. He studied biology and it was at university that he discovered his true passion for the world of cocktails. After four years working in the El Born district in Barcelona and later for distributors, clubs and cocktail bars in Barcelona, he arrived at 41º, where he took the position of head bartender. He was Group Bar Manager at elBarri Adrià,. In 2018, he set out on a new path as the founder of Drinks Atelier.

Javier Caballero

Javier Caballero was born in Vitoria in 1978 and has spent more than 20 years working in the restaurant sector, more specifically in cocktail bars. His entry into the sector was not vocational. He started as a bartender’s assistant to earn some money to study Physical Education.

Once settled in Barcelona, he discovered the world of textures and began to work with new techniques applied to cocktails. In 2009, he founded his company Liquid Experience, where he created his own concept, the Creative Cocktail.

Vitalij Gutovsky

This 35 year-old Lithuanian moved to London more than 13 years ago, without knowing anything about cocktail bars.  After a number of different jobs, he started as a bartender at the Globe Theatre Bar and then at the Southgate Willow cocktail bar. He currently works in the bar of the One Aldwych hotel and is a colleague of Eneko Atxa. He loves to compete and has been a finalist in competitions such as the Stoli Elit and Patron Perfectionists. His passion is to create cocktails and make mixology an art.