Welcome to the
Caorunn 10 Year
Switch Competition

Bartenders, it’s time
to switch things up.

Celebrate 10 years of Caorunn Gin by competing for the opportunity to get behind some of the world’s coolest bars and raise your profile on an international scale.

Get ready for this year’s Caorunn Switch.

Meet the judges

Gaz Regan

Acclaimed author, also known as the Godfather of Cocktails

Ryan Chetiyawardana

a.k.a. My Lyan

Internationally renowned bartender

Simon Buley

Caorunn Gin Master

What the judges are looking for

Your 10 Year Switch cocktail must celebrate our Scottish heritage while embracing the influence of American culture. We’ll be looking for the following attributes:

1. Fusion of Scottish heritage and American influence through inventive use of ingredients, flavors and style.

2. Accentuating the character of Caorunn Gin by taking inspiration from at least one of its Celtic botanicals.

{ Dandelion Leaf }

{ Bog Myrtle }

{ Heather }

{ Rowan Berry }

{ Coul Blush Apple }

3. Well-balanced and crafted taste profile that delivers depth in every drop.

4. Distinctiveness of serve through visual appeal and creative presentation.

Timeline and key dates

March 18th: Entry opens

Online entry opens in the U.S.

May 17th: U.S. online entry closes

All competition entries must be submitted by this date to be in with a chance of winning.

May 18th: Judging period commences

Gaz Regan will review all entries submitted and hand-select 5 lucky finalists.

June 7th: U.S. semi-finalists announced

Finalists will be notified and announced online.

July 31st: International final in N.Y.C.

5 U.S. finalists will join our 5 U.K. finalists in the international final event in N.Y.C. where judges Gaz Regan, Mr Lyan and Caorunn Gin Master, Simon Buley will select 1 overall winner from each country.

The prize

5 U.S. finalists will receive an all expenses paid trip to N.Y.C. to take part in the International final. The U.S. champion will have their creation become one of Caorunn’s signature serves and also win a unique opportunity to live the life of their U.K. counterpart during an unforgettable trip across the Atlantic.

Your trip will include airfare, five-nights accommodation, guest shifts behind one of the U.K.’s coolest bars, a trip to Caorunn’s distillery in Scotland’s breathtaking Speyside region, and a whole lot more.

It's time to switch things up!

Register by May 17, 2019

The entry deadline has passed.
See official rules and regulations

Spread the Word

Let your peers know you’re going to be a part of something big. Get your bartender buddies to submit their own 10 Year Switch Serve.

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