Enter for a chance to win the
Title of 2019 Bartender of the Year
and a $15,000 Cash Prize

Entry Dates
September 15, 2018 - November 4, 2018

The entry deadline has passed.
See official rules and regulations

The Competition

As a family owned company, for over 80 years Heaven Hill has taken great pride in providing the bartender community with some of the best tools to perform their job well––great spirits.

Join the competition and use those tools to showcase your talent, skill and creativity.

This competition is like no other, with opportunities to dig deep into your own inspiration, learn and be inspired.

Competition Timeline

Online Entry Open
September 15, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Phase 1

Online Entry

Submit two original recipes
using Heaven Hill Brands

September 15 - October 31, 2018

Phase 2

Semifinals

Judges select recipes to compete
at one of 8 regional semifinals

January–April 2019

Phase 3

Finals

Winners compete to win
$15,000 cash prize

June 17-20, 2019
Half Mile Farm
Highlands, North Carolina

Judging Criteria

Demonstrate the following traits to become a member of the Heaven Hill family.

Creativity and
Innovation
Spirits
Knowledge
Knowledge of
the Classics
Genuine
Hospitality
Ability to Read
Guests’ Needs
Speed and
Efficiency
Presentation
Style

The Judges

Your entries will be judged by these three
cocktail and spirits luminaries from across the country.

Joaquín Simó

Partner at
Alchemy Consulting
and Owner/Bartender
at Pouring Ribbons

Lynn M. House

National Brand Educator
for Heaven Hill Brands

Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Bar Manager of
Clyde Common
and Pépé Le Moko

Watch & Learn about
Bartender of the Year

2018 Bartender of the Year
Regional Winners

Arthur
Boothe
(Charleston)
Mony
Bunni
(Chicago)
Julien
Calella
(San Diego)
Austin
Carson
(Denver)
Harrison
Ginsberg
(New York City)
Madelyn
Kay
(Austin)
Adam
Robinson
(Portland)
Jorge
Vargas-Baquedano
(San Francisco)

Meet the 2018
Bartender of the Year

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