Daniyel Jones started competing in competitions in 2008, with just 8-years-experience in bar setting with a professional bartending certificate as well as a diploma in computing and information systems, and his business – Martini Makers - underway.
In 2011 and 2012 he won consecutive titles of “National Bartender of the Year” and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Taste of the Caribbean competition where he won “Best Rum Cocktail”, “Best Vodka Cocktail” and “Most Creative Cocktail” in each year of competition. During that time, he also earned the title of Caribbean Regional winner of the ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters Global Cocktail Challenge. Always one to persevere, in 2013, he was crowned the overall winner of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, and was awarded the opportunity to experience the following year as the House of Angostura’s Global Brand Ambassador.
At the end of his tenure, he was asked to stay on with Angostura as a Brand ambassador, and from 2013 to 2015 he has been conducting seminars, tastings and pairings of the Angostura rum range and bitters internationally. He has travelled with Angostura to approximately 20 countries around the world from Australia to Russia, Latin America and the USA. After the launch of the award winning Amaro di Angostura, Daniyel was appointed the brand’s Global Brand Ambassador in 2015.