Although at the heart of the competition there was a cocktail competition, the eight finalists also had to complete a questionnaire testing their knowledge of whisky. Sinclair's winning cocktail was called "Equilibrium" and comprised:
50ml Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
15ml Grant's morello chery brandy
3 drops of Aztec chocolate bitters
Garnish: apple wood smoke.
Second came Michael Allan from the Raconteur bar in Edinburgh and third was Andrew Miller from the Elbow bar also Edinburgh.