Rebel Yell Band of Rebels

The team at Rebel Yell bourbon are looking for bartenders who are “risk-takers in bourbon mixology” in a competition with the top prize of a trip to Kentucky. Its UK distributor Cellar Trends has launched the nationwide Band of Rebels Cocktail Competition, with heats taking place in London on July 17, 18 and 24 and …

Cranes Liqueur

Bartenders are being encouraged to “paint the town red” in a competition for Cranes Cranberry and Blood Orange Liqueur. Its creators Ben and Dan Ritsema are seeking 20 bartenders from London and the surrounding area to create original cocktails using the product as part of its launch into the on-trade. The champion will be awarded …

Mike McGinty Patron

The Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition has returned for a third year, challenging bartenders in the UK and around the world to create a cocktail worthy of a perfectionist. Patrón Tequila has launched a search through four continents in 18 countries, sending a team of judges to taste drinks created by thousands of bartenders and assess …

The Gambit

Bartenders are being challenged to create a new twist on a classic New Orleans cocktail with Southern Comfort – with the prize of a VIP trip to New Orleans. Distributor Hi-Spirits has brought back its Southern Showdown cocktail competition, calling on bartenders across the UK to submit their recipes online before the deadline of June …

Talisker Made by the Sea with bottle

A cocktail competition for bartenders has been launched for the first time for premium scotch whisky Talisker as part of a new integrated campaign. Diageo Reserve is to run activities aimed at consumers and the trade under the banner of “Made by the Sea”, inspired by the remote and rugged Isle of Skye where the …

Bartenders from across the UK have a chance to win a trip to Italy in a cocktail competition showcasing the versatility of Antica Formula. At stake is the chance for four regional winners to enjoy an exclusive VIP trip to Milan to visit the Fratelli Branca Distillery, where Antica Formula is still made to the …

Pure milk vodka brand, Black Cow, has launched its cocktail competition, which asks bartenders to create a cocktail that illustrates a momentous experience in their life. Following the success of last year’s contest which and the expansion of Black Cow Vodka to new markets, the company has made the decision to open up the 2017 …

The Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition 2017 is now open for entries to bartenders in Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, America, Spain and the UK. Contestants will be given the chance to compete at the global grand final in Marrakech, Morocco to become the Opihr World Adventure Global Champion 2017. Originally launched in 2013, Opihr Oriental …

The-Irishman single malt whiskey

Walsh Whiskey and UK importer Emporia Brands have teamed up this St Patrick’s Day to launch the UK’s first ever cocktail competition involving The Irishman whiskey. Focusing on The Irishman Founder’s Reserve expression, both companies are on the lookout for the best innovative twist on their signature serve, The Cold Irishman. With the original recipe …

Altos Tequila is inviting bartenders from around the world to improve their understanding of tequila and perfect their mixology skills. The Tahona Society Cocktail Competition will kick off this month with national heats before the global finale begins in Mexico in September. The Tahona Society competition celebrates craft, mastery and sustainability and each entrant must …