Welcome to an aromatic taste adventure.
Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin is on a worldwide search for Storytellers. If you're attending Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this year, enter for a chance to compete in the U.S. Finals. The U.S. leg of the competition has partnered with Bar Business Magazine to invite you to inspire us with your unique take on Caorunn and entertain us with your world-class bartending skills and storytelling talent.
Create a "Modern Classic." We're looking for an original drink, with its roots in the true 'classic' cocktails which draws inspiration from one or more of Caorunn's five Celtic botanicals – Rowan Berry, Coul Blush Apple, Heather, Dandelion and Bog Myrtle. Innovation, style, knowledge and a well-constructed narrative are essential. A true Caorunn storyteller will make a fantastic drink with style and substance, while putting forth the true bartender character as an entertainer, raconteur, historian, joker and friend.
A Trip to Scotland to compete in the Global Final featuring a tour of Speyside and the Balmenach Distillery.
Upload a video of you creating your drink and telling us the story behind it. Feel free to be creative as this is a great chance for the judges to get a feel for your personality. Four finalists will be chosen to compete at the U.S. Finals taking place during Tales of the Cocktail, July 2012.
Bartenders will be judged on concept, story, presentation and product knowledge. Drinks will be marked on taste, nose, balance and garnish and judged by our panel of cocktail writers and industry experts. This year the panel will consist of;
Simon Buley (Caorunn Gin Master)
Sara Kay (Bar Business Magazine)
Kara Newman (Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Reuters)
Entries will be accepted from February 13, 2012 through May 30, 2012. Selection of 4 finalists will be announced on or about, June 4, 2011. Finalists will be notified by telephone and/or email using the information provided on such winner’s entry on or about June 6, 2011. Finalists should be able to travel to New Orleans on July 25 returning home at or about July 27 or 28.
This competition is now closed.