Here at Scapegrace we like to be a little rogue, after all that is what our name stands for.

This is a cocktail competition with a difference. You design the drink and somebody else makes it. You remain anonymous until the winner is announced and who judges the competition you ask? You, the entrants do.

It’s been just over a year since Scapegrace first launched in the UK on-trade so we’re taking this opportunity to launch our first ever nationwide competition. We’re challenging bartenders from around the UK to create a cocktail in 10 steps, that can be made by our guest bartender and judged by you.

We know that many talented bartenders have the ability to express and present their creativity in different ways. Bringing influences from everywhere can result resulting in some amazing drinks. But, you don’t always want the pressure of presenting your drinks to the crowd. We want everyone to be involved and that’s where anonymous comes in.

The Prize

Regional prizes

The regional prize for each winner is a trip to London on Wednesday the 3rd of October 2018 during London Cocktail Week to compete in the UK final.

Experience an evening in London, visiting some of the capital cities best venues with dinner and drinks hosted by Scapegrace Ambassador, Josh Linfitt. Followed by a nights stay in a 4-star hotel in London and a Rogue brunch in the morning to snapper up that hazy head.

Travel and accommodation will be paid for by Hi-Spirits.

The Anonymous competition Winner 2018 Prize

We’ll be kitting you out with a selection of the latest Scapegrace goodies before you head back to London for another night on the town on the 9th of November. With 2x tickets for to see Fat Freddy’s Drop at the Brixton O2 academy and another nights stay in a 4-star hotel you’ll be sure to have a rogue night.

Travel and accommodation will be paid for by Hi-Spirits

Round 1

Enter

Online entries will be judged on the following criteria

  • Originality of your drink – 50 points
    Really go for it, express your creativity in any means possible.
  • Appearance of your cocktail – 25 points
    Based on a photo you submit. Mobile quality is fine so don’t go out and buy the new Nikon D850!
  • Creativity from inspiration – 25 points
    Based on the two answers of who you’d choose to serve your drink.

Entries open from 23rd July 2018 and close on 17th August, 2018

  • What's your poison?

    Really go for it and vent your creativity
  • Including explanation of any home-made ingredients and how they were made.
    Minimum 30ml of either Scapegrace Classic premium New Zealand dry
  • Who's your influencer?

    Name one industry person/personality, whether it is your work colleague, a cocktail historian, a flair bartender or anyone who has served, inspired, influenced you and your career so far and the reason why.
  • Who's your rogue?

    Name a famous rogue who you’d choose to make your drink and why. This could be anyone - A musician, an actor, a criminal, anyone with a bit of a reputation of being or going rogue.
Round 2

The Regionals

All regional finalists will be notified by email on Friday the 17th of August 2018.

Finalists will be required to attend the regional competition, bringing an unmarked box including:

  • All ingredients (apart from the Scapegrace, we’ve got plenty!) to make the cocktail including any homemade ingredients and garnishes
  • Glassware/vessel
  • A method of 10 steps maximum explaining how to make the cocktail
  • A spec of the cocktail in ml’s explaining how any home-made ingredients were made if applicable
  • A max 200 word explanation of the drink and where the inspiration came from

Each of the entries for the regional heats will be the judges scoring both themselves and everyone else’s drinks, to ensure this is fair each of them will have to shout out their score for each drink, after each drink is made.

Regional heat dates

Glasgow – 28/08/2018

Manchester – 04/09/2018

Nottingham – 11/09/2018

Cardiff – 19/09/2018

London – 25/09/2018

 

How is it scored?

Regional heats will be scored as follows by all entries to the competition

Taste –  40%
Originality – 25%
Communication – 25%
Appearance – 15%

All drinks and creators must remain anonymous from each other for the entire competition, no giving away points, any cheating will result in disqualification. Terms and conditions can be found www.Hi-Spirits.com/terms

Regional competitors will have an all-expenses paid trip to London on the 3rd October 2018 to compete in the UK final, experience London Cocktail Week and endure an evening out with Scapegrace Brand Ambassador, Josh Linfitt

Round 3

The Final

  • Regional competitors will be required to travel to London on the 3rd October 2018 to compete in the final. Travel and hotel expenses covered by Hi-Spirits and part of the regional prizes.
  • Using the same concept as the regional heats all boxes will need to be handed to the Hi-Spirits rep by the notified time.
  • The box must contain a different cocktail to the one used in the regionals. Using a minimum of 35ml Scapegrace.
  • All ingredients to make the cocktail including any homemade ingredients and garnishes
  • Glassware/vessel
  • A method of 10 steps maximum explaining how to make the cocktail
  • A spec of the cocktail in ml’s explaining how any home-made ingredients were made where they see as applicable information
  • A max 300 word explanation of the drink and where the inspiration came from
  • An anonymous bartender will be making the drinks on the day
  • Each competitor will be a judge and judge all the drinks

During the trip to London for the regional final will include; travel, accommodation, dinner, experience of London Cocktail Week and evening out Scapegrace Brand Ambassador, Josh Linfitt.