Back in 2020, Nordic Spirit launched a competition giving one venue the chance to win a £50,000 transformation, and we are delighted to announce the winning entry as… The Courtyard @ Piper! The team at The Piper in Hull flipped their business model from nightclub to summer-ready social hub, by converting their idle outdoor space …

As the sun starts to shine, Havana Club is calling on bartenders to show us their spiced vibes and tell us what we should be sipping on this summer. The Cuban rum brand is challenging mixologists to create a cocktail using the brand new Havana Club Cuban Spiced which showcases the versatility of the spirit …

Kraken Cocktail Kombat competition

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is supporting bars and bartenders post-pandemic with a new digital cocktail competition called Kraken Cocktail Kombat. The contest will see eight UK bartenders from London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brighton and Manchester battle it out through a number of ‘drink dual’ rounds. Their fate will be entirely in the hands of …

Chairman’s Spice Lab

St Lucian rum Chairman’s Reserve has launched the Chairman’s Spice Lab, a programme designed to showcase the abilities and understanding of the spice rum category by bartenders around the world. Open in ten countries – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, China, the United States and Saint Lucia – the Chairman’s …

The Drinkstagram Awards

UK drinks agency The Cocktail Service has launched The Drinkstagram Awards in partnership with Makers Mark whisky, with the winner set to receive prize money of £1,000. The agency is a supporter of the rise of cocktail culture on Instagram and has seen the bartending scene on the platform gain huge popularity over the last …

Meister Hunter competition 2020

Mast-Jaegermeister UK is rehauling its annual Meister Hunter competition this year, making it one of the first online cocktail competitions to hit the scene following the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition, which is now live, has been developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work, offering them the opportunity to do what …

Diageo Reserve Drinks at Home

Diageo Reserve World Class GB is launching a series of brand ambassador social media takeovers, designed to educate, inspire and entertain the on-trade and consumers whilst spending time at home. Launching on Wednesday 25 March, 12 brand ambassadors for Diageo’s premium spirits brands will take over the World Class GB and Diageo Bar Academy social …

Spirited Union rum

Amsterdam-based rum distillery Spirited Union is launching its first Highballer cocktail competition in March to find the next innovative expression in botanical rum. Open to bartenders across the UK and Europe, the competition tasks entrants with creating the perfect Highball using Spirited Union’s range of botanical rums, to be submitted via social media. The best …

Nicole Sykes

Nicole Sykes of Satan’s Whisker in London has been named the UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition. The Scottish bartender took the prize with her Ladder cocktail and will now travel to Miami in May to compete against 40 bartenders at the Global Final. Made from Bacardí Carta Blanca rum, crème de …

World Class GB Final 2019

Diageo Reserve’s World Class bartender competition has officially opened for entries in the UK. The annual competition, which is now in its twelfth year, encourages bartenders from across the country to submit a digital entry of one or two serves, to be in with the chance of making it into the top 100. Bartenders have …