PRESS RELEASE – The 2014 Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Challenge Bartenders’ Competition will be held in the Piano Piano Bar at Cotton Bay Resort & Spa in Cas en Bas on Saturday, October 18 2014 beginning at 2pm.
It is an annual “Drinks Mixology” competition organized by Barbay Limited and fully endorsed by the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association.
This year’s event will comprise a maximum of seventeen professional bartenders, most representing the top-end restaurants and leading hotels on the island.
Every contestant will be required to prepare two different cocktails within a ten minute period. Each drink will be judged separately on taste and overall presentation, as well as on ease of preparation. The bartender with the highest combined score will receive the top prize of $2,000 in cash along with other prizes.
Saint Lucia Distillers has organized a visit to St. Lucia by seven U.K. mixologists who have a wealth of experience and a love of Chairman’s Reserve. These mixologists will be training the participating bar tenders and then acting as judges in the competition. Also in attendance will be representatives of Emporia Ltd who are the distributors for Chairman’s Reserve in the U.K.
The competition is not only meant to showcase the professionalism and creativity of St. Lucian career bartenders but also to promote the use of products made by St. Lucia Distillers. These products include several well-known local rum brands, as well as the company’s diverse range of rum creams and other rum-based liqueurs.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the event and taste the great cocktails made during the competition.