Each bottle embodies a rich history and tradition
Óscar Solana is a bartender from Cantabria who has been involved in the hospitality industry for over thirty years. He started his career at Pub Tobago in Renedo de Piélagos, where he worked for ten years. After that, he worked as a sales representative for different multinational companies like Wurth Spain and Altadis. However, he never forgot his passion for hospitality, and in 2010 he returned to it with Coctelería La Solía, a bar located in Liaño de Villaescusa. Together with his partner Marimar Gutiérrez, they have managed to create a product with a unique personality and clear objectives, La Solía.
Cocktail-making taken to the next level
I am the CEO of Masqcoctel S.L, a company that produces Red Vermouth, White Vermouth, and Rum under the brand ÓSCAR SOLANA. I hold a certificate as a “professional trainer for vocational training”.
In addition, I am the Global Brand Ambassador of Mediterranean Quality Spirit with the Cannagin gin.
The La Solía cocktail bar has been selected as one of the 40 best cocktail bars in Spain and Portugal for 2021-2022 and 2023.
I have been directly involved in the cocktail industry since 2010, and have received recognition for my work on multiple occasions.
National and International by Óscar Solana
4 times champion of Spanish mixology
2 times champion of Cantabria's cocktail making competition A.B Cantabria 2013-2014
1 BEST GIN AND TONIC IN THE WORLD AT IWSC LONDON - IWSC BEST GIN AND TONIC AWARD, 2015 with Gin Siderit.
1 Best Gin and Tonic in Northern Spain
3rd place in the 2013 Schweppes National Final
2nd PLACE RUNNER-UP OF CANTABRIA BARISTA 2012
2nd place runner-up in Spain at the Glenfiddich Experimental Server competition 2019
WORLD CHAMPION FOR BEST PRESENTATION AND PROPOSAL, IN THE WORLD PATATAS BRAVAS CHAMPIONSHIP 2020.
Finalist, 2nd place winner at Glendiddich Experimental Server competition in Spain 2021
NATIONAL FINALIST IN VARIOUS COMPETITIONS SUCH AS:
BEST BARTENDER 2023 ACCORDING TO WORLD RUM AWARDS
A flavor journey in the world of mixology
In addition, Óscar Solana vermouth has won 1st prize for best vermouth in the Vermouth Route of Cantabria 2018.
Óscar Solana red vermouth received a gold medal at the Brussels Spirits Selection 2018 and a silver medal at the IWSC of London 2018, as well as 89 points in the Peñin Guide of Spain.
The white vermouth obtained 89 points in the Peñin Guide of Spain, a silver medal at the IWSC of London 2018, a silver medal at the Brussels Spirits Selection, and a gold medal at the Vinduero Awards 2022.
The vermouth delights of Oscar Solana, such as the vermouth spread, received the bronze medal for the red vermouth and a special mention from the jury for the white vermouth at the 2020 Worldwide Marmalade Awards in London.
The Óscar Solana rum was awarded the gold medal for best botanical rum in the world at the 2023 World Rum Awards.
Óscar Solana was named the best bartender of the year 2023 at the World Rum Awards.
In addition to his passion for mixology, he also enjoys traveling and discovering new cultures and flavors, always seeking inspiration to create unique experiences with every drink.