Sacred Spirits is challenging you to innovate with their gin, vodkas, whiskies and aperitifs.
All entrants must submit a signature serve (name and recipe) embracing ‘the spirit of innovation’ to email@example.com by 28 August.
There will be five regional heats followed by the final on 10 October.
The heats are as follows:
4th September – The Midlands: The Edgbaston, Birmingham, Carl Hawkins.
5th September – The North: Cane & Grain, Manchester, Lyndon Higginson.
6th September – The West: Hyde & Co, Bristol, Richard Tring
11th Septemer – West London: The Blind Pig, Soho, Paul Bradley
12th September – East & South London: Cocktail Trading Company, Brick LN, Paul Mathew.
The Final: 10th October – The Sacred Distillery, Sacred at the Star, Highgate, London.
Each competitor will have 10 minutes to produce a signature serve embracing ‘the spirit of innovation’. This should include a minimum of 35ml of sacred product. There are no other limits.
You will then have a further 5 to make a drink using a minimum of 35ml from the Sacred low-ABV range (vermouth, rosehip cup, sloe gin), with a maximum of 3 ingredients.
Marks will be given for taste, presentation, knowledge, innovation (signature serve) and simplicity (low-ABV).
The winner of each heat will take away a liquid prize, along with their place at the final, joined by the runner up.
You will produce your signature serve, compete in a mystery box round, and a distillate identification test.
Judges for the final include Alessandro Palazzi, Remy Savage and Ian Hart.
The overall winner will return to the Sacred distillery for a day to develop a limited edition gin, available exclusively to their bar and at the Sacred distillery.
Of course, they’ll also receive a case of the gin themselves.
Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org