Current Cocktail Competitions
Do you have what it takes to be the next World’s Top Whiskey Taster? Bardstown Bourbon Company and Moonshine University are seeking this year’s top taster. Accomplished and aspiring whiskey experts have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize: a $20,000 scholarship to Moonshine University’s Executive Bourbon Steward program, the opportunity to create their own whiskey blend with Bourbon Hall-of-Famer and Master Distiller Steve Nally, and earn the title of 2021 World’s Top Whiskey Taster. The competition, in its second year, will test contestants in a series of bourbon sensory and tasting challenges, such as identifying a bourbon’s producer, age, mash bill and proof, among others. Each will be hosted by prominent whiskey distillers, influencers and experts, including authorities from Moonshine University. Entry period opens Thursday, July 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, August 15.
2021 Port Your Heart Out Challenge You must use at least 1oz of the following Fladgate Partnership Brands:
- Croft Pink Port
- Croft Reserve Tawny Port
- Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port
- Fonseca Bin 27 Ruby Port
You must be available to be in Miami for the Port Your Heart Out Challenge on August 24th (travel days are August 23 for arrival and August 25th for departure)
USBG National Cocktail Competition Sponsored by Reàl Cocktail Ingredients. This competition is the IBA Qualifier identifying the USBG Classic Representative and Flair Representative that will head to Colombia to compete in the IBA Panamerican Cocktail Competition. Our Sponsor, Reàl Cocktail Ingredients, has been a loyal supporter of this competition for many years, recognizing the importance of international competition providing educational opportunities and camaraderie with global bartenders. As the sole sponsor of this competition, we appreciate your continued support! The application portal is open until 11:59 PM Pacific on Wednesday, July 28. Each recipe must contain at least one flavor of Reàl Syrup. For more information on Reàl Syrups and flavors, go to realingredients.com.
The USBG, led by the IBA Liaison Committee, will identify the Top Five Classic and the Top Five Flair Competitors to compete in a virtual competition with the top-scoring competitor in each classification advancing to the IBA Panamerican in Manizales, Colombia, October 13-18! Open to All USBG Bartenders!
12th BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition Cocktail competition where the world’s best bartenders compete to become the BACARDÍ Legacy Champion.