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Caorunn Gin offers bartenders the opportunity of a lifetime

Caorunn Gin has launched an exciting competition offering one lucky UK winner the chance to trade places with their USA counterpart to celebrate 10 years of the Scottish gin.

The UK 10 Year Switch Champion’s creation will become the signature serve in the UK and they will also win a unique opportunity to live the life of their USA counterpart. The winner’s trip will include return flights to the USA, five nights accommodation, guest shifts behind one of the USA’s coolest bars, an evening hosted by Caorunn’s brand ambassador experiencing the greatest bars and a chance to experience the very best the host town has to offer.

Nina Doyle, Brand Manager at United Wines commented, “This is an amazing opportunity for our very own talented bar tenders here in Northern Ireland to showcase their skills and passion for their craft. I would encourage all industry staff to consider entering to be in with the chance of winning this incredible prize.”

“The winning 10 Year Switch cocktail should be be a fusion of Caorunn’s Scottish heritage and American influence through inventive use of ingredients, flavours and style. It should accentuate the character of Caorunn Gin by taking inspiration from at least one of their five Celtic botanicals, Dandelion Leaf, Bog Myrtle, Heather, Rowan Berry and Coul Blush Apple. The winning serve should be distinctive through visual appeal and creative presentation, be well-balanced and its crafted taste profile and deliver depth in every drop.”

Online entry closes on 3rd May in the UK before the judging panel will select the very best of online entries, and successful bartenders will be invited to attend a Regional Final.

Regional finals are set to be held across the UK were finalists will be asked to prepare and present their 10 Year Switch cocktail and to share the inspiration behind their creation to the judging panel including Paloma Alos from Difford’s Guide, Caorunn Gin Master Simon Buley and a Guest Judge from the host bar. A winner from each Regional Final will be selected and announced on the night.

The International Final will take place in New York City in August where the regional finalist will be one of ten bartenders competing from across the UK and USA.

Ahead of the International Final, finalists will develop and refine their 10 Year Switch cocktail, before preparing and presenting the final creation to a judging panel consisting of internationally renowned and one of the world’s most influential bartenders, Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka My Lyan), internationally acclaimed cocktail author, Gaz Regan, and Caorunn Gin Master, Simon Buley. The event will be a true celebration of Caorunn’s 10 year anniversary and will culminate in the announcement of our UK and USA 10 Year Switch champions.

For more information or to enter, visit

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