Get started on your BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition — entries open now

Entries for the 2018/2019 BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in Australia are open.

Now in its six chapter, BACARDÍ Legacy was established to challenge the best contemporary bartenders in the world to create their own cocktail Legacy – that will stand the test of time and ensure that both bartender and beverage are remembered like the illustrious classic cocktails of the past. Drinks such as the Daiquiri and the Mojito are now revered as classic and are as much part of the unique legacy of Don Facundo Bacardi Masso as the rum itself.

This year’s entries have an incredible opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Fred Siggins, Alissa Gabriel, Andrew Bennett, Dave Kerr and this year’s Australian Legacy title-holder, James Irvine. The winner of the Australian Grand Final in 2018/19 will go on to represent themselves and Australia at the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Final in Amsterdam.

With an impeccable record of reaching the top 8, Australian finalists have proven their skills to the international bartending community. Their incredible performances have gained them not only personal notoriety, but recognition of Australia as a significant contributor in the development of the bartending profession worldwide.

BACARDI Australia’s continuous commitment to supporting their competitors each year helps these aspiringbartenders forge their place in the Australian cocktail industry and develop the individuals’ entrepreneurial approach to their career. Keeping Don Facundo’s Legacy of quality, entrepreneurial spirit and a passion forinnovation alive.

HOW TO ENTER
Bartenders can enter via www.bacardilegacy.com or email bmalegacy@bacardi.com for any questions.

Please see www.facebook.com/BacardiLegacyAustralia for all updates on the Australian competition.

In the lead up to entries closing, BACARDÍ’s Brand Ambassadors and team will be hosting ‘How-to-Win’ Legacymasterclasses in all major cities. To energise and inspire hopeful entrants, some of Australia’s Legacy legends, who have forged their own place on the Global stage, will be attending their local event offering their insider tips and tricks on what it takes to make it all the way.

ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2018, MIDNIGHT AEST.

BACARDÍ LEGACY AUSTRALIA TOP 30
From the entries, the Top 30 will be anonymously selected and then those successful bartenders will be asked to submit a video entry of themselves presenting their original Legacy cocktail at their hometown bar. This will be viewed and judged alongside the taste test conducted by the BACARDÍ Brand Ambassadors where each of the Top 30 cocktails will be evaluated on its presentation, aroma and of course, taste to then cut it down tothe country’s Top 8.

BACARDÍ LEGACY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL SEMI FINALS
The Top 8 or ‘Ocho’ bartenders will be invited to Brisbane to make and present their original Legacy cocktail and the BACARDÍ Daiquiri in front of a judging panel of industry legends. The semi-final will be celebrated that evening at a cocktail party where the Top 3 Most Promising will be announced.

In addition to the top 3 the winner from the Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year competition will receive a wild card to enter the Four Most Promising.

FOUR MOST PROMISING
Mentored by dedicated Brand Ambassadors, these four competitors will partner with BACARDÍ to promote their cocktail with a budget of $1,000 plus complimentary stock of the BACARDÍ rum featured in their cocktail.

During the promotional period BACARDÍ will help these aspiring bartenders forge their place in the Australian cocktail industry, through financial, developmental support aligned with BACARDÍ’s marketing and experientialinitiatives.

AUSTRALIAN GRAND FINAL
Based on the success of their drink and overall campaign, ONE of the Three Most Promising will be selected as the 2018 BACARDÍ Legacy Australian Cocktail Competition Winner at the final held in February 2019 in Sydney. Additional budget and developmental support will be provided for the Australian Winner.

GLOBAL FINAL
The journey will culminate in Amsterdam, Netherlands where our Australian winner will compete on the international stage for the ultimate title in the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition.

ABOUT BACARDÍ RUM – THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE AND MOST AWARDED RUM
In 1862, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó revolutionized the spirits industry when he created a light-bodied rum with a particularly smooth taste – BACARDÍ. The unique taste ofBACARDÍ rum inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world’s most famous cocktail recipes includingthe Original BACARDÍ Daiquiri, the Original BACARDÍ Mojito, the BACARDÍ Cuba Libre, the BACARDÍ Piña Colada and the BACARDÍ Presidente.

BACARDÍ is the world’s most awarded rum, with more than 550 awards for quality, taste and innovation.Today, BACARDÍ rum is made in Puerto Rico and Mexico, where it is crafted to ensure the taste remains the same today as it did when it was first blended in 1862.

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