Opihr Gin, the world’s fastest-growing, leading premium gin , is launching the fifth edition of its much-anticipated Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition, open to top bartenders across the globe.
This year, bartenders are asked to embrace the Opihr ‘Spirit of Adventure’ by creating a new Opihr cocktail, and for the first time, they must submit an accompanying video online, posting it on the brand’s website, https://competition.opihr.com, along with their recipe. Applications are now open and will close on 1st June 2018.
The bartenders judged to have the best entries in each market will be selected to attend a local final in their region, where they will compete against others for the opportunity to participate at the Grand Final in September, where they will be immersed in the Opihr ‘Spirit of Adventure’. During the five-day Grand Final trip, the finalists will undertake a variety of challenges to showcase their skills, before competing in the final for the honour of being crowned the Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition Champion 2018.
The gin brand, which was recently voted the best London Dry Gin in a blind taste test by spirits experts in the UK , has enjoyed great success in the last 12 months and continues to grow worldwide as consumers and bartenders alike discover its unique flavour, outstanding quality and versatility. The brand’s decision to opt for Ginger Ale as the mixer in its key serve, rather a tonic water, has set it apart
from the many gins that have entered the market in the last five years, and has been warmly received by consumers looking for something more than a typical G&T.
The quality of Opihr Gin has also been recognized consistently in recent years, with its most recent awards being a Gold Medal in the London Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal in the CLASS Bartenders Brand Awards.
Shane Hoyne, Chief Marketing Officer for Opihr Gin at Quintessential Brands comments: “We’re delighted to be launching the Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition once again; last year’s edition was a great success – the level of talent and creativity displayed by those who made it to the final was outstanding and it was fantastic to see how the brand’s story inspired them to push the boundaries. As Opihr continues to capture the imagination of gin drinkers the world over, we’re looking forward to seeing the creations of this year’s entrants and inspiring them to embrace their adventurous sides.”
The 2017 competition saw 900 applicants from 12 countries, and this year’s competition is set to be even bigger, with interest from bartenders from both established and up-and-coming gin markets high.
ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which is part owned by Stock Spirits and scheduled to open in Autumn 2018. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. Liqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide unrivalled spirits solutions.