The Winchester Distillery, producers of fine artisan spirits, will be hosting a cocktail competition on 9th October. They are calling all budding mixologists, bartenders and publicans to showcase their ingenuity, innovation and creative talent.
The competition will require each applicant to produce a gin & tonic and a cocktail. All applicants will need to choose a spirit from one of Winchester Distillery’s portfolio of spirit brands, including Twisted Nose, Hampshire Gins and the recently launched Winchester Gin.
The competition winners will each receive a year’s contract with Winchester Distillery to act as a Brand Ambassador. With this they will be given paid opportunities at trade and consumer events around the county (and beyond) to demonstrate the versatility and individuality of Winchester Distillery spirits and their personal skills as cocktail experts.
They will also gain local, national and international media exposure in print, web and video for new marketing material made to support the Winchester Distillery’s expansion into new geographical markets and new product categories, including rum, brandy and whiskey.
A panel of expert judges will meet to evaluate the entries at the Winchester Distillery on Monday 9th October. They will be looking at competitors to excel in practicality, visual impact, story, name, taste and innovation.
The winners will also have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in front of a VIP audience at a prizegiving ceremony on Monday 16 October at a prestigious location in Winchester.
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