Legends of Hardy Cognac Competition Legends are risk takers, rule breakers, and ripple makers. At Hardy Cognac, we believe legends transcend their accomplishments and leave behind a style all their own. That is why we created Legend 1863, a tribute to our brand and Cognac. Want to cement your status as a legend? Hardy Cognac has your chance. Create an original cocktail highlighting our Hardy Legend 1863 Cognac for a chance to be one of six finalists featured at an event during Portland Cocktail Week this November. The grand prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to Cognac, France, to see where Hardy Cognac is made, first hand. Deadline is October 25, 2019
The Golden Week Cocktail Competition Cardinal Mendoza and Chilled are kicking off a Golden Week Cocktail competition for all bartenders and mixologists who want to show they’ve scored the golden ticket for cocktailing. The challenge invites you to create a unique and inspiring cocktail using one or more of three winning brands: Cardenal Mendoza Sherry Brandy, Angelus Liqueur, and Fifty Pounds Gin. The Golden Week Cocktail competition is part of the 4th Annual Golden Week, a weeklong international celebration of brandy. Enter for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,500 and a trip to visit the Sanchez Romate Hermanos Winery in Spain. Four runners-up will each receive a $250 prize. Deadline is October 18, 2019.
Global Bartender Travel Scholarship Hands up who’s ever checked social media and felt like they’re missing out because they haven’t got the cash to join their peers hobnobbing with industry greats at Tales of the Cocktail, Bar Convent Brooklyn, Bar Convent Berlin or the Lisbon or Athens Bar Shows? Then this award is for you. The $1,000 is yours to put towards attending any one of the growing number of spirits industry conferences around the world. All you have to do to be in with a chance of nabbing the cash is follow Hanna Lee Communications on Instagram and post a photograph of yourself in action behind the bar using the hashtag #hlcscholarship. Then include a short paragraph on why you’ve chosen bartending as your career and finally, name the conference or event that you’d like to attend and why. Deadline is November 30, 2019
2019 USBG Tequila Sustainability Tour Sponsored by Casa Noble Up to 60 bartenders will be selected to participate in this experience that emphasizes tequila production with integrity and the highest standard of sustainable practices at LaCofradia Distillery. Sustainability is at the forefront of the hospitality industry, and Casa Noble is working tirelessly to continually provide the highest standards of sustainable practices within the Tequila industry. This educational program will offer an inside look at Casa Noble’s sustainability practices which emphasizes Tequila production with integrity, and will provide valuable takeaways that encourage participants to become more mindful of sustainability issues as a whole within the hospitality industry. Tours run from August – November 2019