Gabriel Boudier Wizard Competition North and Scotland Heat Results

Two winners and a wildcard join Maria Vieira in Gabriel Boudier Wizard final

The Gabriel Boudier Wizard competition invited bartenders to invent a liqueur or créme, and create a cocktail to demonstrate their liquid in action. A couple of weeks ago, we judged and reported on the London heat – you can read that story here.

Further heats have taken place in Scotland and the North of England, and as a result three bartenders will now join London winner Maria Vieira at the Grand Final. The overall winner of the Gabriel Boudier Wizard comp will see their liqueur or créme put into production and added to the Boudier range, along with a cash prize of £1000.

The Gabriel Boudier Wizard final takes place in Dijon over the 15th and 16th of January, 2018, and we will post the results as soon as they come in.

North of England heat: held at Epernay Manchester on Monday 23rd October
Judges:  Samuel Boulton & Jack Rackham

Jake Hellish

Jake Hellish

First place and through to the final:

Jake Mellish, Boilermaker – Crème de Tonka Bean
Cocktail Specs:
15ml Crème de Tonka bean
35ml Gin
15ml Boudier Coffee Liqueur
15ml Lemon juice
30ml Cold brew coffee

James Bowker

James Bowker

Second place, and wildcard place in the final:

James Bowker, Wilderness – Meadowsweet Liqueur
Cocktail Specs:
20ml Meadowsweet Liqueur
45ml Osborne Amontillado sherry
1 slice lemon, 1 slice orange

Third place:

Tony Hogan

Tony Hogan

Tony Hogan, Epernay – Strawberry & Cream Liqueur
25ml Strawberry & Cream distillate liqueur
20ml Jindea gin
20ml Lillet Blanc
3 Dashes absinthe
Egg white

Scotland heat: held at Hoot The Redeemer Edinburgh on Thursday 12th October
Judges: Samuel Boulton, Jack Rackham and Lulu Fedi

First place and through to the final:

Leon Back

Leon Back

Leon Back, Panda & Sons – Camomile Liqueur
Cocktail Specs:
20ml Camomile liqueur
20ml Lemon juice
10ml Rinquinquin
30ml Bourbon
Top wth soda

Second place:

David McLean

David McLean

David McLean, The Last Word – Beetroot Liqueur
Cocktail Specs:
22.5ml Beetroot liqueur
2 Dashes chocolate bitters
35ml Blanco Tequila
15ml Lime juice
Dash mezcal

Third place:

Jono McDowell

Jono McDowell

Jono McDowell, Panda & Sons – Roasted Tomato & Black Pepper Liqueur
Cocktail Specs:
30ml Roasted Tomato & Black Pepper Liqueur
25ml Gin
5ml Lime juice
Absinthe rinse

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Andy Ives has over 10 years hospitality publishing to his name and has written for trade magazines such as CLASS and Theme. Most recently he worked as editor of Industry magazine (the Australian version of Theme), bars editor of Australian Bartender magazine, and launched (with Simon) www.4bars.com.au, which is now Australia’s leading bar industry website.

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