Manachain Monaghan from the UK has been crowned global champion of Flor de Caña’s Sustainable Cocktail Challenge with his ‘Steamship’ cocktail.

Foursquare Distillery in Barbados has won the coveted International Spirits Challenge 2021 Supreme Champion award for its Redoubtable 14 Year Old rum.

Dalmore 35 Year Old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky has been named the Supreme Champion at the International Spirits Challenge 2020 Awards. 

The winners of the International Spirits Challenge 2020 Awards will be announced via a live presentation on various social media channels at 8pm GMT on October 28.

Bartenders can win cash prizes by entering the Grow Your Own Cocktail web challenge launched by Irish whiskey brand Jameson.

Drinks International’s annual Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge reflected the fast pace at which this sector is growing. Shay Waterworth reports.

Pre-Mixed Challenge 2017

16 September, 2016

 

The International Wine Challenge held is annual bash at the Hilton on London’s Park Lane last night at which all its trophy winners were announced.

Entries are now being taken for the International Cider Challenge.

The 2012 Pre-mixed Drinks Challenge was Drinks International’s fourth examination of the category and our most wide-ranging yet.

Mikey Allan of The Raconteur, has triumphed at Broker’s Gin Cocktail Challenge in Edinburgh, beating off an all-Scottish field of bartenders.

 

Now in its twenty third year, Drinks International’s Cocktail Challenge is one of the longest running cocktail competitions in the world. It has built a reputation for its independent, sponsor-free approach. This year we are in search for a new creative and innovative serve that will excite our panel of judges from the World’s 50 Best Bars. The annual competition pits global spirits and liqueur brands’ best cocktails against each other in a blind tasting to  nd the Cocktail Challenge Champion for 2016. Brands are invited to submit their recipes into the Aperitif, Long Drinks and A er Dinner categories. Cocktails will be made and judged by bartenders from the World’s 50 Best Bars.

Categories

Aperitif Cocktail - White Spirits
Aperitif Cocktail - Brown Spirits
Aperitif Cocktail - Liqueurs & Specialities
Long Drink Cocktail - White Spirits
Long Drink Cocktail - Brown Spirits
Long Drink Cocktail - Liqueurs & Specialities
After Dinner Cocktail - White Spirit
After Dinner Cocktail - Brown Spirits
After Dinner Cocktail - Liqueurs & Specialities

Click here to enter the 2016 awards

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Rick Beaumont on +44 (0) 1293 558130 email rick.beaumont@drinksint.com 

Or

Jo Morley on +44 (0) 1293 590044 email jo.morley@drinksint.com

 

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Angostura has crowned the winner of its 2011 Global Cocktail Challenge. Andy Griffiths from Cookie bar in Melbourne, Australia, took home the US$10,000 prize as well as a one year brand ambassadorship.

Seven of London’s top bartenders did battle at the inaugural Tabasco British Bloody Mary Challenge in Selfridges’ Hix Restaurant & Champagne Bar.

New York is tough

19 October, 2010

New York is tough for a small company trying to get its brand listed and stocked in the city, according to the chief executive of Xanté, the Swedish company with the eponymous cognac and pear liqueur brand.

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