Prize visit for top bar tender

Akiko shakes a deal with the Devil

Chivas japanIt was a big night for Japanese bar tender Akiko Nakamura who found herself serving drinks at one of Edinburgh’s top bars.

Akiko won a competition organised by whisky company Chivas Brothers to find the best cocktail mixologist in Japan and the prize was a trip to visit three distilleries in Scotland.

Added to the visit was an opportunity to serve drinks to regulars and tourists at Devil’s Advocate, the bar in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The competition is based around the serving of Chivas Mizunara, a 12 year old blend aged in Japanese oak and only available in Japan.

Akiko, who is from Kyoto, said: “This is more exciting than I expected. It has been a great trip for me.”

Photo: Terry Murden

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