Alemchizung, a mixologist from Mokokchung and currently based in Pune secured the 2nd runners-up position at WORLD CLASS INDIA 2024 for the Bartender of the Year. The competition saw around 1000 participants from across India. The event was organized by Diageo, one among the country’s leading beverage alcohol companies with an outstanding collection of premium brands.

Pune-based mixologist Alemchizung secures 2nd runners-up position in WORLD CLASS INDIA 2024

WORLD CLASS is a subsidiary of global leader, Diageo, which includes premium brands such as Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, Black & White, Vat 69, Antiquity, Signature, Singelton, Royal Challenge, McDowell’s No 1, Smirnoff, Ketel One, Tanqueray and Captain Morgan.

“The runners-up will be representing India in Shanghai in September 2024,” Alemchizung said, reflecting on his achievement. He notably won two individual rounds – the media round and the mystery box challenge.

According to Diageo Bar Academy, a WORLD CLASS bartender is characterized by creative creations, in-depth knowledge of WORLD CLASS brands and Fine Drinking, exceptional preparation techniques, hospitality, professionalism, and a commitment to continuous learning.


Alemchizung’s journey began with his standout performance in the early rounds of WORLDCLASS INDIA 2024, earning him a spot among the top 16 finalists. These finalists were invited to Gurugram for a two-day mixology event. Alemchizung’s innovative concoctions and expert techniques led to his selection in the elite Top 6, and he ultimately secured the 2nd runner-up position.

WORLDCLASSIN 2024 celebrates mixology and provides a platform for emerging talents. Looking ahead, Alemchizung aims to push boundaries in mixology, experiment with flavors, and further hone his craft. His success inspires aspiring mixologists nationwide, showing that dedication and creativity can lead to remarkable achievements.

Mokokchung Times

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