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Kiwi cocktail competition

New Zealand-based Cardrona Distillery is delighted to announce the judges for their inaugural cocktail competition. A dynamic line-up of industry experts, who will each take the lead for regional finals, with Ben Alcock judging the grand final in Cardrona, New Zealand in September 2022.

The Brief
Bartenders are invited to create a signature cocktail with the Cardrona Distillery product of their choice, highlighting the unique nature of the spirit.

Cardrona’s spirits include The Reid Single Malt Vodka, The Source Pure Cardrona Gin, Rose Rabbit liqueurs (Orange, Elderflower & Butterscotch) and The Cardrona Single Malt Whisky

12 bartenders from 10 regional finals held across the UK and NZ will be selected to compete at the grand final in Cardrona, New Zealand in September 2022.

Round 1 – Social Media: 12 entrants from each region will be selected to attend a regional final, to be held in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham & Brighton;
Round 2 – 1 regional finalist (2 London & 2 Auckland) will be selected to attend the grand final;
Round 3 – 6 bartenders from the UK and 6 bartenders from NZ will compete for the Cardrona Trophy at the grand final.

Qualifying Criteria
Cardrona’s products must be stocked at the bar where the bartender works. Online entry forms and social media posts, with cocktails, to be completed by 31 March 2022 (UK time).

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