Bartenders set for cocktail showdown

SCOTTISH bartenders will get the chance to shake things up at the Boutique Bar Show next month.

Two cocktail competitions have been lined up for the event, which will make its Glasgow debut after two years in Edinburgh. It takes place at the Old Fruitmarket on October 23.
In conjunction with Barlife UK, the show will stage the Masters of Maraschino cocktail competition, which bartenders can enter online now at The event will also see Glasgow bartenders defend their title in The Great Brugal Rumble against teams from across Scotland.
The event will again bring together a host of drinks brands and industry experts for demonstrations, seminars and product launches. Features this year include an exhibitor of TerrePure spirits, which claims to be able to age spirits in a matter of hours or days rather than years, and a new spirit from Dockyard Distillers, part of Halewood International. See next issue for full preview.