VARIA DELLALIAN

Brand Ambassador, Bacardi

Varia Dellalian is currently the Brand Ambassador for Levant at Bacardi Limited the Largest Privately held spirit company in the world. Producing and marketing internationally recognized several spirits and wines. She is responsible for Bacardi, Martini, Grey Goose, Dewar’s, Bombay and more brands that Bacardi will be launching soon. Focusing mainly on the JOHN DEWAR AND SON’S WHISKY EMPORIUM.

Bacardi is the Largest Privately held spirit company in the world. Producing and marketing internationally recognized several spirits and wines. The company has grown to include an impressive portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels, including Bacardi Rum, Grey Goose Vodka, Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky, Bombay Sapphire gin, Martini vermouth and sparkling wines and many more well-known brands.

She joined in August 2014, handling various activations and launches; managing the training and advocacy programs; and overseeing the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition in LEVANT.

Prior to joining Bacardi, Varia worked at several top establishments in Lebanon such as (Momo’s at the souks) where she met her mentor Kaled Darouiche and started to be more passionate about the cocktails and beverage industry and Central station one of the best cocktail bars in Lebanon; starting as a bar back and ultimately becoming head bar tender and mixologist. Her experience stems beyond Lebanon; in 2012 Varia was awarded as the champion of the Lebanese World Class Raising the Bar Competition by Diageo, she represented Lebanon at the Global World Class Raising the Bar Final 2012 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, qualifying for the second round, ranking 14th and winning the Retro Chic Challenge. She was also awarded as the Bartender of the year by Time Out Magazine in 2012. She has been invited to work as a Guest Bartender all around the world.

Varia is also the creator of Lebanon Bartenders Club group on Facebook to help the bartenders from Lebanon and all around the world to communicate share and exchange knowledge and experiences.