Visit the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge Facebook Page to enter
Deadline for entries: February 7th
One of the most eagerly anticipated bartender comps, the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge will test the full range of bar skills and is much more than a cocktail competition and will employ a range of ‘real world’ scenarios to do this.
The Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge will be holding 6 UK selection heats (London x 2, The North, Bristol, Brighton and Edinburgh) during February and March next year.
The winner of each heat will go through to the UK final, held at a historic London rum location, and fight it out over two days for the honour of representing the UK at the Global Final in Jamaica (2nd& 3rd place will also win a bartender’s trip to Jamaica and the Appleton Estate distillery).
Entry – in essence outlining why you could be the best bartender – the cocktail is just to showcase your skill/knowledge.
Regional Heats – 3 challenges each – Bartender knowledge both Practical and Oral, and a new prepared cocktail challenge to test your skills again.
Final – 3 much bigger challenges – including testing your skills and ability to run your own bar for a night.
As well as offering the great prize of representing the UK for a week in Jamaica, winning the Appleton Estate Bartender Challenge will look great on the CV of any bartender wanting to open their own venue. The UK top 3 finalists will also be given the opportunity to become Regional Appleton Estate Bartender Heroes.