Trade invited to dark side

SCOTLAND’S bartenders are being invited to get creative with OVD as part of a new competition – the first time the dark rum has been promoted as a cocktail ingredient.

To enter the Discover the Dark Side of Rum competition, mixologists must come up with the “ultimate OVD cocktail”.
Open to bartenders across Scotland, the contest will feature regional heats in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayrshire and the north east, leading up to the grand final, where a star prize of £1000 of travel or high street vouchers will be up for grabs.
Paul Curry, brand manager for OVD at distributor First Drinks Brands, said the competition aims to showcase the brand’s versatility.
“White, golden and spiced rum are regularly used in cocktails but dark rum is sometimes left on the shelf,” he said.
“We hope this initiative will help to push OVD to the front of bartenders’ minds, challenge their ingenuity and encourage them to introduce their customers to OVD via cocktails.”
Bartenders who want to enter the competition should email