Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series

The Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series 2024 competition is open for entries!

This year, Jameson are growing their Bar Community Family, offering the opportunity for 25 'Regional Winners' to connect with other bartenders from around the world at the 'Jameson HOSTS Global Summit'.

Other fantastic prizes up for grabs include a one-of-a kind mentoring programme, a trip to Midleton Distillery in Cork, Ireland, and a €5,000 cash prize for each of their 3 Global Champions!

Sound like a great opportunity?

Back bigger and better for its third year, the Jameson Black Barrel Bartender Series competition aims to champion local bar culture to inspire creativity. Bar professionals are invited to create a unique cocktail with Jameson Black Barrel, inspired by your local culture and community.


The top 25 Regional Winners will receive €500 and a 3-day, all expenses paid trip to join the 'Jameson HOSTS Global Summit', to be held at the Midleton Distillery in Ireland.

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They will join over 100 other global bar community guests to experience top class networking opportunities, alongside seminars from some of the best and brightest in the industry.
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Plus, if you're chosen as one of three 'Global Champions' you'll win a whopping €5,000 and a place on a unique Jameson mentoring programme featuring well-known industry experts such as Remy Savage, owner of A Bar With Shapes For A Name and curator of the Jameson HOSTS summit, hospitality consultant Danil Nevsky and bar owners Ezra Star and Beckaly Franks. Sessions will be on hot topics within the industry, including brand building and creative identity, social media strategy and bar operations and logistics.

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Mentorship is something I have always made part of my identity as a bartender and bar owner. I believe it is the past, present and future of our industry and I am very happy to continue to mentor the next wave of creatives and be part of their journey in this community

Remy Savage, award winning bartender and mentor


The competitors will be judged across two rounds:
Round One: submit a 1-minute video of your cocktail creation. The 25 'Regional Winners' and 'Top 10' finalists will be selected by independent judges including Danil Nevsky of Indie Bartender, Priyanka Blah of The Dram Attic and Ethan Liu of CMKY. Video entries will be judged on 'Drink concept and presentation' (40%), 'Brand Integration' (30%), 'Video production' (30%).

Round Two: All top 10 cocktails will be taste tested and anonymously voted on by your peers at the Global Summit to determine our 3 Global Champions 2024.


Entry period: 1 April - 15 May
25 Regional Winners announced: 7 June
Top 10 finalists announced: 14 June
Jameson HOSTS Global Summit: 3 - 5 September (the 3 Global Champions will be crowned during the Summit)
Mentoring sessions will begin at the Summit and continue from there.


To enter, head over to the Jameson competition page between 1 April and 15 May. You'll find all the detail, the entry form and terms and conditions.


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