The road to “best” is long—at least for the entrants of the fourth annual Las Vegas’ Best Bartender Competition. We don’t make it easy, nor do we want to. In partnership with Bulldog Gin, Russell’s Reserve Bourbon and Liquid Vessel events, Vegas Seven constructed a gauntlet that whittled down 26 competitors over three rounds that tested general knowledge and free-pour accuracy; speed, efficiency and spirit identification; and creativity and service. At the July 12 finals at Commonwealth, it was SeongHa Lee who proved victorious. Read more about Lee’s journey to the finish line here, and get a drink from him at Mandarin Bar in Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.