New Delhi witnessed yet another scintillating evening as India’s top 10 most celebrated bartenders competed against each other in the Beluga Signature 2019. The event was hosted at the very chic Playground by JW Marriott, Aerocity. The cocktail competition by Beluga was all about luxury and showcased how bartenders deliver opulence to their guests in cocktail glasses!

at Playground, JW Marriott

The official Influencer Partner for the Beluga Signature 2019 was Cocktail Story which is India’s first cocktail community and the Media Partner was none other than the esteemed Spiritz Magazine.

The Jury comprised of Yangdup Lama who is a bartender, entrepreneur, and author and is known to be one of India’s finest mixologist, Chef Ravitej Nath who is Founder at AIR and a National Award winner as the Best Chef in India and Shalini Kumar, editor of Spiritz Magazine and a known figure in the beverage industry of India.

The top 10 National Finalists were given fifteen minutes each to prepare their cocktail where they showcased their skills as they smoothly played with the bitters, juices, syrups, spices etc. to create a luxurious Beluga Vodka cocktail and an experiential signature ritual serve. The cocktails were not just a feast for the tongue but also a sight for the eyes! The jury then tasted cocktails as each bartender took over the bar.

The Dragon Beluga by Biswa Debnath 


Beluga Opulence by Rahul Kumar

The spectators were mesmerized by the finesse and skills of the bartenders as they played with fire (quite literally) on the bar and made heavenly looking cocktails.

Finally, the result of the most anticipated bartender’s award of the year was announced and Sanchayan Jana of ITC Maratha was awarded the winner. The first and second runner ups were Jaydeep Singh and Shreyash Patel.

Shreyansh Patel, Sanchayan Jana & Jaydeep Singh

For the first time, India is a participant in the Beluga Signature 2019, which is an exclusive Beluga vodka educational platform for bartenders. In this year’s edition, Beluga Signature 2019, the challenge is set among the bartenders of 7 countries – UK, Germany, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, and India and the 7 finalists will represent their home countries in the Global Final. And now, Sanchayan Jana will represent India in Moscow as he will compete for the Beluga Signature Global Ambassador 2020.

Yangdup Lama, Shalini Kumar, Sanchayan Jana, Ravitej Nath & Ankur Chawla

Sanchyan Jana is going to represent India in the Global Finals of Beluga Signature 2019 against 6 other finalists for the title of Beluga Global Brand Ambassador 2019. The winner shall also get a chance to represent Beluga at Bar Convent Berlin, Germany (October 2019), Bar Convent Brazil (June 2020) and Tales of the Cocktail, USA (July 2020). Besides this, winner will be granted a 1-week internship at one of the 50 World’s Best Bars upon his choice.

Sanchayan Jana, winner of Beluga Signature 2019

Heartiest Congratulations to the winners of Beluga Signature 2019!