Ten bartenders chosen as the finalists from up and down the country gathered in November at Village Underground to compete for the grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to St Petersburg, the home of Russian Standard Vodka.

After a tense two-round competition, which saw the finalists create a cocktail on the spot after pulling a liqueur from a mystery box, as well as a twist on the Russian Mule, it was Jenny Griffiths from Ten Mill Lane in Cardiff who triumphed.