Get your entries in ASAP – Moutai’s Enter The Dragon comp closes this week


Moutai, the most revered spirit in China, is calling on Australia’s most creative bartenders to enter its annual cocktail competition, ‘Enter The Dragon’, for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to China.

The ‘Enter The Dragon’ competition will follow the country’s top bartenders as they battle it out with Moutai, pushing their creativity, focus and technique to new levels. The initial process asks bartenders to submit their cocktail recipe, which must include 30ml of Moutai and an Australian native ingredient, by this Friday 13 October.

Enter The Dragon Cocktail Competition at www.enterthedragon.com.au.

Jenny, Moutai Brand Manager, said: “This is a really exciting cocktail competition because it encourages our entrants to be as madly creative and inventive as they possibly can be. We are looking forward to seeing how the bartenders marry the rich and varied flavours of native Australian ingredients with Moutai, the world’s most historic spirit”.

Moutai is the leading brand of the world’s largest and most consumed spirit, Baijiu (pronounced “bye-joe”), a traditional Chinese alcoholic drink. In its own category of spirits, much like Whisky, Gin or Rum, Moutai is a luxury item in Chinese culture and is regarded so highly that it now recognised as the country’s National Spirit.

The ‘Enter The Dragon’ Cocktail Combat competition was created as an inspiring and unique way to engage Australian bartenders with the spirit. The official judging will take place over five action-packed days and nights, where opponents must present their Moutai-inspired masterpiece to an esteemed panel of judges, delivering a five-minute demonstration of their inventiveness and precision. The ten finalists will then be announced at an exclusive reveal party on 23 October at Handpicked Cellar Door, Kensington Street, Sydney. The final, nail-biting combat will then be held on 13 November in Melbourne.

In the competition’s first year, the legendary Bobby Carey of Big Poppa’s slayed his competition to become the reigning Moutai master, and has since visited the Moutai distillery in China. This year’s winner will be flown to historic China to experience and learn the ancient and modern techniques of Moutai production, followed by two nights exploring the hustle and bustle Hong Kong.

Enter The Dragon Cocktail Competition at www.enterthedragon.com.au.

Entries close this Friday 13 October