In pursuit of perfection, Patrón Tequila will search through four continents in eighteen countries tasting cocktails created by thousands of bartenders, each displaying their cocktail knowledge and craft using the world’s finest ultra-premium tequila. Entrants from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, China, The UAE, Israel, Mexico, Canada and the UK will take to the bar to compete to become the 2017 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition champion.
To follow in the footsteps of 2016 Australlian winner, Nick Cozens of Eau de Vie, bartenders can enter at www.patronperfectionists.com but you’ll want to hurry up, because entries close 4pm Friday 21st July — that’s this week!
In Australia, the top 18 cocktails will be selected and invites to three regional heats which will take place on 4th September, 5th and 11th September, locations will be announced with the winners.
6 regional winners will then compete at the Austraiian finals in Melbourne on 14th October.
The Australian winner will head to Mexico for the semi-finals on 17th January 2018 and if successful will go through to the global final on Thursday 18th January 2018.
Talking about his experience, Nick Cozens, has said: “The Patrón Perfectionists competition was a once in a lifetime experience for me. From the day we arrived in beautiful Sydney for the national final to the globals finals in Mexico where we visited some of the best bars and restaurants on the planet. Not to mention the Hacienda Patrón and how I was completely eclipsed by the 3 days spent there, the friends I made on the trip and experiences I had will last a lifetime.”
Patrón Tequila holds strong its values for craftsmanship, attention to detail and overall commitment to perfection. The Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition is an invitation to bartenders to illustrate these values in their own creation. The reward? The opportunity to be crowned the national Patrón Perfectionist and compete against eighteen other national Patrón Perfectionists in the Global Finals in Mexico. The panel of distinguished judges will decide which bartender is the ultimate Global Patrón Perfectionist.
Lee Applbaum, Chief Marketing Officer, Patrón Spirits International said: “We are proud to see the competition return on this scale, bringing new, up-and-coming talent to the bar with fresh ideas on what it takes to be a Patrón Perfectionist. The bartender community is a global community, brought together by a common pursuit for pure excellence in crafting drinks and delivering an experience for their guests. This year, as ever, the bar is raised and we are excited to discover mixologists who experiment with the flavour profiles and versatility of Patrón Tequila and who understand and share our values.”
To enter the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition please visit: www.patronperfectionists.com The closing deadlines for entries is 4pm 21st July.
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