Competitions

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Patrón Perfectionists

Patrón Perfectionists is back for its 2022-23 Edition and national finalists are now being announced. As in previous years, Perfectionists will culminate

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Art of Italicus

Italicus is once again on a quest to find the best art-inspired aperitivo cocktail and award its creator the coveted title of Italicus Bar Artist of the

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Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge

Yeferson Avila from the bar Cardinal and the restaurant Mar y Zielo in Colombia won the 2022 Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge with their Armonía

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Giffard West Cup

Celebrating its 25th year, this usually biannual competition was last held before the Pandemic in 2019. In the ensuing years, Giffard has expanded into

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No.3 Gin Pursuit of Perfection competition

Ten finalists from over 400 initial entrants emerged from heats in three markets to compete in the final of the fifth annual No.3 Gin Pursuit of Perfection

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Fernet-Branca Barback Games

Fernet-Branca's Barback Games returns on Wednesday 28th September 2022 for its fourth UK edition and once again will be held at London's Village Underground.

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The Classic Cocktail Competition from Hi-Spirits

The Classic Cocktail Competition from Hi-Spirits is back, inviting UK bartenders to submit their twist on a classic cocktail from An Anthology of 12 Classic

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Gabriel Boudier Wizard Award

Emporia Brands are inviting all UK bartenders to start their creative preparation and register for the fourth Gabriel Boudier National Wizard Award Competition.

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Bartenders’ Choice Awards

A huge THANK YOU to the 450 Nordic hospitality industry professionals on the BCA jury who voted us Best Publication once again. Our fourth consecutive

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Bar to Barcelona cocktail competition

El Bandarra, the aperitif brand from Barcelona, launched its Bar to Barcelona cocktail competition on 1st March 2022 and is looking for three teams of

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Cocktail competition scorecard

Unlike sport where the first to finish or score the most is obviously the winner, judging one competitor against another in a cocktail competition will

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Cocktail competition rules

Organisers of cocktail competitions, usually drinks brands, have their own ideas and goals so rules vary enormously with their length and terms usually

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Cocktail competition protocols

I've judged hundreds of cocktail/bartender competitions, perhaps more than anyone else, and over my 25 years as a drinking scribe, I've come across many

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1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition

The third instalment of 1800 Visionaries saw six finalists compete in London for a £2,000 grand prize...

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World Class GB Competition

Now a global competition, World Class originated in the UK in 2009. It remains one of the few ‘bartender’ competitions as opposed to cocktail competitions

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Giffard West Cup

organised by Giffard, the French liqueur and syrups producer, Giffard West Cup is one of the longest established and foremost international bartending

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Peter F Heering A/S

The history of Peter F Heering and Cherry Heering liqueur dates back 200 years. 1806 Peter Fredrik Suhm Heering (1792-1875) get his first job with a Pharmacist

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The Tahona Society Collective Spirit Competition

$50,000 prize fund and a trip to Mexico up for grabs.

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Havana Club Grand Prix

Now in its 12th year, this bi-annual competition is one of revered international cocktail competitions and a trip to Cuba is just one aspect of what is

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Beefeater MIXLDN

Beefeater MIXLDN is a global bartending competition with competitors drawn from national finals in 31 different countries competing in the annual final