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Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year 2023 proudly sponsored by
Monkey Shoulder & Hendrick’s Gin

A new format, a new prize and a new winner will be crowned

There is no pre-requisite and no cocktails to be submitted prior. If that sounds like something you could be interested in, email today!

There will be regular updates and quizzes online but by registering your interest you will be the first to know what’s going on.

Deadline to register your interest is 1 August, 2023.

New year, new comp format

This year's comp will all happen over one day on Monday, 11th September (at a venue tbc very soon). The three rounds will still happen, kicking off with a written test, followed by a blind tasting, speed round & mystery box challenge. The final three will then compete that evening. If you 

The prize

This year’s winner will be crowned Australian Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to head over to Scotland in early 2024 (tbc), hosted by one of the William Grant & Sons BAs. This winner will visit both distillery sites and have the opportunity to present their winning cocktail to both Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, and Malt Master Brian Kinsman face to face.

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