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Beefeater 24

Written by Gin Foundry

The global challenge has been set: with 26 countries competing to win, the cocktail shakers have now been rinsed and glasses left out to dry, as the finalists await the grand final of this year’s Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition.

First launched in 2010 with four participating markets, the competition is fast becoming one of the hottest Gin competitions in the bartender world. With 26 bartenders set to take part this year, the Beefeater team have added a new twist to the competition. Set to showcase some imaginative (and tasty no doubt!)  Beefeater 24 cocktails to date, this year the competing bartenders have been tasked to create two cocktails rather than one; using Beefeater Dry and Beefeater 24 respectively.

The final takes place on 7th November 2013 at 9 Grosvenor Place, London and the overall winner will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Japan in 2014, where they will learn about the teas which are intrinsic to Beefeater 24’s taste profile and the local bartending culture.

Stay tuned for more news on the winner and some of the cocktails that emerge - we’re (not so secretly) backing Scott from Edinburgh bar, The Bon Vivant who has some tasty treat up his sleeve!

For a behind-the-scenes interview with Desmond Payne, watch the video here:

If you want to catch up on the action so far, here’s a video of the bartenders in action all over the world: