WELCOME TO THE BLEND

BE INSPIRED TO MASTER YOUR CRAFT

Created by bartenders for bartenders, The Blend is an innovative & inspiring bartender engagement program, brought to you by Beam Suntory. We like to think of ourselves as a bartending community – where emerging, professional and master bartenders join together.

Our passion is our purpose – share yours with us!

Australia

Four thoughtful cocktail and food pairings from an IDEA Lab-inspired menu launch

What do you do when you win a $5,000 grant from the IDEA Lab? If youre Samuel Hannan at Mayfair Lounge in Sydney, you put on a new cocktail menu launch party.

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Australia

Make Your Mark with Amanda Humphrey!

Exploring Star Hill Farm with Maker’s Mark Education Manager, Amanda Humphrey

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Australia

Samuel Hannan used the IDEA LAB competition and The Scholarship to turbocharge his hospitality career

“I really value the new ideas and concepts which I’ve been exposed to as well as the amazing industry connections which I have made along the way."

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The Blends of The World

The Blend brings you the world’s best in the industry to inspire you to be creative in your craft.

MAKE YOUR MARK WITH AMANDA HUMPHREY

Exploring Star Hill Farm with Maker’s Mark Education Manager, Amanda Humphrey.

About Time - Ever Dreamt About Owning Your Own Bar?

The Blends of the World has partnered with the ABOUT TIME  crew to take you the behind the scenes on what it takes to open your own venue!

OMOTENASHI - THE ART OF JAPANESE HOSPITALITY

Join us on an exploration of Japanese hospitality with House of Suntory, and Masa Urushido!

WHY JOIN THE BLEND?

Established in Australia 33 years ago, The Blend (formally known as Club Suntory) is a trade engagement program designed to engage and inspire the bartender community around the world.

WHAT WE DO? 

The Blend supports and celebrates the bartender at every stage of their career; uniting and nurturing emerging, professional & master bartenders.

WHO ARE WE?

We are a blend of passionate storytellers, iconic brands, inspiring talent & industry innovation.

Master Your Craft

»  Interactive Workshops

»  Brand Masterclasses

»  Geek Out! with hidden brand stories

»  Global Industry Trends

»  Extensive Cocktail Library

Be Inspired

»  Access to Industry Mentors

»  Brand Immersion Events

»  Cocktail Competitions

»  Industry Events

»  Good Old-Fashioned Fun

Experience the Community

»  BARFLY Digital Magazine

»  News from Around the World

»  Growing for Good Community Events

»  World Bartender Day