1800 Tequila Launches ‘1800 Visionaries’ Cocktail Competition

1800 Tequila want to take one visionary bartender to Mexico

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Enoc Perez: Essential 1800® Artist Series

The ‘1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition’ is inspired by the forthcoming launch of the 1800 Tequila Essential Artist Series.

Inspiration

This year 1800 Tequila are collaborating with visionary artist Enoc Perez, best known for his paintings of modernist buildings that nostalgically capture the optimism that inspired their construction.

Enoc’s work for 1800 Tequila features six iconic buildings from across the world, including London’s ‘Gherkin’.

The cocktail competition is inspired by the world of architecture, and in particular, the utopian worlds they attempt to transport their inhabitants to.

Task

Bartenders across the UK will be tasked with creating a cocktail for the inhabitants of an iconic building (either real or fictional).

1800 Tequila want to test bartender’s conceptual skills as well as their bartending skills so not only will they need to think about the drink itself – its ingredients, taste, appearance and garnish but they will also need to consider the journey or experience that they wish the inhabitants of the building to have when enjoying the cocktail.

Bartenders will need to:

  • Tell us which building they have been inspired by.
  • Give a brief overview of the cocktail, its flavour profile and some of the ingredients – the full recipe and method is not required at entry stage.
  • Submit a short paragraph about the experience they wish the customer to have when the drink is consumed.
  • If they wish to, bartenders can also create a short video to bring to life their entry.
  • Entries will be reviewed by a judging panel including Tequila Specialist, Oliver Pergl, The Thinking Drinkers and BarLifeUK.
  • The six most impressive entries, one for each bottle in the 1800 Essential Artist Series, will be invited to take part in a live finale event, in London.
  • Finalists will be asked to create the cocktail itself for the judging panel to try.

Entry Example

Name: Jonah Willburg
Position & Bar: Bartender at Skandi Bar
Iconic Building: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Profile of cocktail: A burst of citrus, followed by a smokiness created by using 1800 tequila infused with lapsang souchong tea and finished with chocolate bitters.
The experience: I would check my drinker into the Grand Budapest Hotel. On the first sip of the cocktail they experience a clean hit of fresh air from snowy peaks, followed by the comforting warmth inside of open fires, polished silver and luxury service. There’s a hint of the bittersweet chocolate on the pillow and the nostalgic notes of well-worn leather luggage.

Entry

First Round

Written entries to be no longer than 200 words
Or
Video entries to be no longer than 60 seconds in length (not compulsory)

Drinks to represent an iconic or utopian building. This can either be a real building, a building that was designed but never built or a fictional building from music, film or literature.

Drink must include 1800 Silver, 1800 Reposado or 1800 Añejo.

Chosen Finalists

  • Finalists’ cocktail should not differ from initial entry description.
  • Minimum 25ml of 1800 Silver, 1800 Reposado or 1800 Añejo.
  • Detailed recipe and method for the chosen drink required.

In the final six bartenders will be marked on:

  • Presentation
  • Balance
  • Taste
  • Creativity
  • How well the drink represents the brief

Prize

One overall winner will receive an exclusive trip to Mexico in May 2017 and their cocktail will be served at the forthcoming 1800 Essential Artist Series launch event.

Get involved now!

Enter your written entry or upload your video using the form below.

Closing date for entries is midnight on 20th March 2017.

T’s & C’s below entry form

1800 VISIONARIES COCKTAIL COMPETITION 2017 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), and agreed to be bound by them, when entering this Promotion (as defined below). The Promoter (as defined below) reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time.

PROMOTER

  • The promoter is Proximo Spirits UK, 80 Coleman Street, Moorgate, London, EC2R 5BJ (“Promoter”).
  • Steely Fox Ltd, Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EY (“Agency”) is responsible for administrative aspects of the Promotion (including technical support, etc.), with the assistance of BarLife UK, 30 Boundary Road, London, SW19 2AN (“Media Partner”).
  • For questions or comments, the Agency can be emailed at proximo@steelyfox.com.

ENTRY PERIOD

  • Starting date: 11:59pm (UK time) on 13th February 2017.
  • Closing date: 11:59pm (UK time) on 20th March 2017.
  • Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered for inclusion into the Promotion.

WHO MAY ENTER

  • This competition (“Promotion”) is open to UK-based bartenders aged 18 or over.
  • The following may not enter or win a prize: (a) employees of Promoter or its agencies (including the Agency) and their family members and (b) anyone else who is directly or indirectly professionally connected with the Promotion or the Promoter and/or their family members.

LIMITATIONS / RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRY

  • One entry per bartender and a bartender cannot represent more than one bar.
  • Incomplete entries and entries that do not comply in full with these Terms and Conditions will be disqualified and will not be counted.
  • Internet access is required.

HOW TO ENTER

First Round:

  • The task is to create a cocktail for the inhabitants of an iconic building. This can either be a real building, a building that was designed but never built or a fictional building from music, film or literature.
  • Drink must include 1800 Reposado, Añejo or Silver Tequila.
  • Entries to be submitted via the BarLife UK website www.barlifeuk.com (http://www.barlifeuk.com/barlifesite/index.php/2017/02/1800-tequila-launches-1800-visionaries-cocktail-competition/)
  • All sections of the online entry form are to be completed to be considered an official entry.
  • All competition entries must include the following:
  1. Tell us which building they have been inspired by.
  2. Give a brief overview of the ingredients in their cocktail and its flavour profile.
  3. Submit a short paragraph on their cocktail and the experience they wish the customer to have when the drink is consumed.
  4. If they wish to, bartenders can also create a short video to bring to life their entry.
  • Written entries to be no longer than 200 words.
  • Video entries to be no longer than 60 seconds in length. Those that exceed this limit will be disqualified.
  • Video formats we accept are MOV, MPG, AVI, FLV, F4V, MP4, M4V, ASF, WMV, VOB, MOD, 3GP, MKV, DIVX and XVID.
  • Any images or videos submitted must have been created and owned by the entrant. Any ideas or recipes submitted in whatever form must be the sole and unique work of the entrant.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to reject entries based on incomplete information being provided or inappropriate content / language.
  • Applicants submitting incomplete or disqualified entries will not be contacted.

FINALIST SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

  • Entries will be reviewed by a judging panel including Tequila Specialist, Oliver Pergl, The Thinking Drinkers, drinks journalists and performers, and representatives from the Promoter, the Agency and BarLifeUK.
  • Six finalists will be selected from all complete, correct and eligible entries received before the closing date. Finalists’ entries will be determined in the opinion and sole discretion of the judges.
  • Finalists’ will be contacted by telephone or email using the details supplied at time of entry within 14 days of the competition closing date.
  • Entrants should ensure they check their spam/bulk/junk folders for notification because if a response from a finalist is not received within 7 days of the notification being made, a finalist may lose their place in the live final. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be required in order to progress to the live final.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

Final:

  • Finalists will be asked to create the cocktail at a live final, in London, at a later date to be confirmed.
  • Finalists’ cocktail should not differ from initial entry description.
  • Minimum 25ml of 1800 Reposado, Añejo or Silver Tequila required.
  • Detailed recipe and method for the chosen drink required.
  • Finalists will be judged live by an industry panel including Oliver Pergl, Brand Educator for House of Cuervo, The Thinking Drinkers, drinks journalists and performers, and representatives from the Promoter and BarLifeUK.
  • In the final bartenders will be marked on:
  1. Presentation
  2. Balance
  3. Taste
  4. Creativity
  5. How well the drink represents the brief

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

  • The overall competition winner will be announced on the night of the final.
  • Promoter’s and judges’ decisions are final and binding in all respects on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.

STANDARDS FOR ENTRIES

  • The Promoter expressly reserves the right to disallow or disqualify (or prevent from passing through the judging stage) any entry which it considers does not meet normal standards of taste and decency.

PROMOTER’S USE OF CONTENT

  • By entering the Promotion, entrants grant the Promoter, its affiliated companies and its sub-contractors the right to use any and all cocktail entries (”Content”) supplied to the Promoter in connection with the Promotion:

a) for the purposes of administering this Promotion;

b) for promotional and publicity purposes; and

c) in all digital and social media in connection with the Promoter and the Promotion.

  • To the extent permitted by law, entrants hereby waive in favour of the Promoter and agree not to assert any moral rights (or similar rights worldwide) in and in connection with their Content.

PRIZE

  • The 6 finalists’ will receive a short profile on the BarLife UK website.
  • The overall winning drink will be served at the 1800 Artist Editions launch event to be held at a future date.
  • The overall grand prize for the winner is a trip to the 1800 Tequila Distillery in Tequila, Mexico (for one person) plus additional activities to be confirmed. The prize includes premium-economy return flights to Mexico from a suitable UK airport, hotel transfers in Mexico and all hotel accommodation (based on a single room occupancy). Certain other costs and expenses, such as food and drink and other entertainment, may be paid for by the Promoter. Other costs, such as travel insurance, transfer to the winner’s departure airport, food and drink purchased outside of the main trip events and meals and other additional costs that arise are the responsibility of the winner.
  • It is the winner’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport and travel documents and vaccinations in order to be able to take up the prize. The prize does not guarantee the winner entry to Mexico.
  • The prize trip must be taken on the dates organised by the Promoter (estimated to be 11th to 16th May 2017). The exact dates of the prize are to be confirmed. Rearranging the dates due to the winner being unavailable for any reason will not be possible.
  • Please note that the prizes do not include personal expenditure and other incidental costs other than those specifically included.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes (or any part thereof) for a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its reasonable control. There is no cash alternative to the prizes (or any part thereof) and unless the Promoter agrees otherwise in writing the prizes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Details of winners’ name will be available for one month after the closing date by writing to the Agency at the contact details above and stating the name and date of the Promotion.
  • The sales representative for the winning bar will also receive a place on the same trip to Mexico. (to be confirmed by Proximo).

LIABILITY

  • References to the “Promoter” in this Liability section include all of the Promoter’s associated companies, agencies or any other third party involved in the Promotion.
  • The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, death or injury suffered by any entrant entering the Promotion or as a result of accepting any prize.
  • The Promoter will not be responsible for (and will have no liability in connection with) the following occurrences, to the extent that they occur for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control:

a) any postponement or cancellation of the Promotion;

b) any changes to the prizes or the way in which they can be used; and

c) problems with the dispatch of prizes (such as a prize failing to reach the intended recipient)

  • The Promoter does not accept responsibility for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may affect the sending, receipt or processing of your entry or for entries lost, damaged, delayed or unreadable, including loss of entries through technical fault or transmission delays.
  • If the Promoter has grounds to suspect any entrant or third party of cheating, deception or fraudulent or unsportsmanlike conduct of any kind (including, without limitation, manipulating the Promotion, choice of prize winner(s) or any entry (or establishing multiple registrations in order to gain multiple entries where the number of entries is limited)), the Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to disqualify any entrant, entry or person it reasonably believes to be responsible for, or associated with, such activity.
  • The winner should be in good health and appropriately fit for travel and waive any claim they may have against the Promoter for any safety or health issue or problem they may have during travel.

PERSONAL DETAILS AND PUBLICITY

  • The Promoter will use entrant’s personal details for the purpose of administering this Promotion only. Please see the Promoter’s Privacy Policy at http://www.proximospirits.co.uk/privacy/ for further details.
  • By entering this Promotion, entrants agree that if they are a finalist or the winner they will grant the Promoter the free use of their name, country of residence, photographs, video and voice (“Image”) for advertising, publicity and news purposes in any media in perpetuity without additional remuneration. The winner may also be asked to take part in reasonable publicity and public relations activities in connection with the Promotion.

ENGLISH LAW APPLIES

  • This Promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it (including the prizes), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and entrants irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.

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