Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge 2016

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The Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge is looking to uncover stars of the Northern Ireland cocktail scene.

A unique once in a lifetime opportunity is available to the three bartenders who are crowned 2016 Hennessy Connoisseurs.

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Last year's winner Frankie Cosgrove and Hennessy Brand Manager Laura Blair

Northern Ireland bartenders are once again being given a chance to win a prestigious training scholarship with the world's most iconic cognac brand, Hennessy.

The Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge returns for a second year in 2016 and seeks to uncover the stars of Northern Ireland's cocktail scene.

The Prize

The three winners will receive a prestigious training scholarship with Hennessy Cognac, as well as an all expenses paid trip to Maison Hennessy and Chateau Bagnolet in the heart of Cognac. The winners will also receive a tasting with Hennessy's master blender.

The Judges

The International judging panel consists of Vincent Borjon-Prive from Hennessy, as well as the Brand Ambassador for Moet-Hennessy, Julie Dupouy who was recently named as one of the world's top three sommeliers. Ulster Hospitality's Joel Neill also joins the panel.

The Competition

The shortlisted finalists will be tested on their product knowledge and skill, as well as their unique Hennessy cocktail. The final takes place on August 15th at Ox Cave, Belfast.

How To Enter

To be in with a chance of being crowned a 2016 Hennessy Connoisseur, simply submit your creative Hennessy cocktail recipe and a pic before midnight on July 24th on the
Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge Facebook Page

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