This June will see the return of Chase Distillery’s Rock The Farm festival and the Chase Cup Global cocktail competition, known widely within the drinks industry as a celebration of the world’s best bartenders, the finest British field-to-bottle spirits and cocktail innovation.
Chase Distillery will welcome 1000 industry guests to the spirited summer event at the family’s Herefordshire farm, where the award-winning field to bottle spirits are crafted, in recognition of their continued support of the brand.
A festival highlight will be the return of the Chase Cup, a cocktail competition for the world’s most creative bartenders. Taking centre stage in front of the distillery, talented bartenders will be invited to showcase their skills to a discerning panel of industry experts for the chance to win a £2500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid guest ambassadorship trip to BCB and the Rock The Farm 2019 trophy. Plus, the winner will be gifted a year’s supply of Chase spirits.
Festival goers will soak up the bustling atmosphere of the festival and enjoy a stellar line up of live music as well as the on-site street food village and cocktail bars hosted by Chase and industry friends. Distillery tours and tastings will be held over the two-day event, allowing guests the opportunity to sample the brand’s award-winning portfolio.
Chase Distillery was established in 2008 with the mission to challenge the status quo in the white spirits industry as pioneers of the UK’s first field to bottle distillery. Tours of both the farm and distillery will allow Rock the Farm guests to witness Chase’s home-grown potatoes being distilled and hand crafted on the family farm in Herefordshire to create their award winning Chase Vodkas and Gins.
Entry submissions for the Chase Cup competition open worldwide in February, with heats running between March-May. Regional UK Heats will take place in London, the Home Counties, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh and international heats will take place across America, Australia, Hong Kong, the UAE, Spain, Italy, Germany and Holland. Finalists will then be invited to compete at Rock The Farm on the 3rd and 4th of June. On the day, the judges will be looking for cocktails that champion Chase’s home-grown and field to bottle ethos, highlighting sustainability within the industry.
“We’re extremely proud to create an award-winning product that comes from our humble potato farm. Rock The Farm gives us the opportunity to welcome those who share in our passion to explore Chase Distillery and celebrate with us.” James Chase, Head Ambassador.
To enter the cocktail competition and for more information on how to qualify for festival tickets, visit www.rockthefarm.co.uk.