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Some personal thoughts on the Bacardi Legacy Competition by BarLifeUK’s editor.
Last year, Nick Fox – long-time Leeds bartender and general bad-ass – decided to stop talking about a cocktail week, and actually dragged all of us other Leeds based under achievers out of bed to start making shit happen!
I’ve developed a few distilleries in my time, but each has been different and invariably good fun. Towards the end of last year, I joined three others to build a distillery business with the aim of producing great tasting products.
We would be beginning at the beach and ending in a forest where we would explore and forage unusual ingredients for a dinner and cocktail session that very evening.
“The first draft of anything is shit” – Ernest Hemmingway
Remember the fighter pilot’s maxim: There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there’s no such thing as an old, bold pilot.
Earlier this year Rusty Cerven won the Global Final of the Bols Around The World competition, part of the prize was the chance to travel to some of the world’s biggest cocktail cities and events – starting with New Orleans.
People often ask me: ‘how did you get that job?’ My answer to this is simple, I don’t really know.
The competition was revived with one golden rule. Do what ever you want but just ‘Don’t Kill Anybody’.