FOR PEAT'S SAKE Cocktail competition for Scotland's bartenders

Competition final

Monday 17 September

Location

Nightcap - Edinburgh

Entry Deadline

11:59pm BST on Monday 3 September

The Event

A brand new fun format of cocktail competition for Scottish Peat-head movers and shakers, putting all your skills and senses to the test.

The Prize

A V.I.P. trip to London, including access to The Whisky Show, the first days of London Cocktail Week, a guided tour of The Whisky Exchange founder Sukhinder Singh’s private collection, a bottle of Elements of Islay Peat and the competition trophy.

How do I get involved?

1. Create an original cocktail using at least 25ml of either Elements of Islay Peat or Peat Full Proof.

2. Submit your cocktail to the competition using the entry form below.

3. Post a photo of your entry on Facebook or Instagram using #forpeatssake2018 and tagging @specialitybrand and @elementsofislay.

We will select three winning cocktails from each city, whose creators will form the regional team. You will then compete against other cities from across Scotland in the final of For Peat’s Sake 2018.

The Final

The final is split into four rounds. You can select your strongest team member for each round. The city with the highest combined score after all four events will be the winner of For Peat’s Sake 2018.

Event 1

Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting. You will have a maximum of 30 minutes to nose and taste selected examples from Islay distilleries. The winner will be the one who can correctly identify the provenance of the most samples.

Event 2

Buzzer Round

You will go head to head with opposing team members to answer quick-fire questions about Islay.

Event 3

Secret Round

Shhh! We’re keeping this one to ourselves, but let’s say it’s suited to the more energetic amongst you.

Event 4

Cocktail Round

Judges will be taken to a separate blind tasting room and each cocktail will be scored out of 20 based on taste, aroma, presentation and balance. No presentations, no justifications; it’s all about the cocktail.

Online Entry Form

If your bar is not in a city, please indicate the name of your region and your nearest city.
Please list all ingredients, including any homemade items.
Please explain your process.
Please explain the concept and inspiration behind your cocktail in as much detail as possible.
Any queries, contact Angus ([email protected]) or Katy ([email protected])

Good Luck!

Terms and conditions

  • All entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • All entrants must work in the drinks industry in Scotland.
  • Online entry will open on 16 July 2018 and will close on 3 September 2018.
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 BST on 3 September.
  • Successful finalists will be announced on 10 September.
  • All entrants must be available for the competition final on 17 September 2018.
  • The winner of the final will be announced after the event on 17 September 2018.
  • All entrants must be available for the prize dates – 1-3 October.
  • Your cocktail must include at least 25ml of either Elements of Islay Peat 45% or Peat Full Proof.
  • Any homemade items must be specified with ingredients listed.
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