Mount Gay Rum Distillery invites bartenders to submit recipes and compete for a chance to win prizes

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The world’s oldest running rum distillery has invited bartenders from across the Caribbean to submit their own Mount Gay Black Barrel and Mount Gay XO cocktail recipes for a chance to win coveted prizes. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.

In the phased competition, bartenders will participate in a masterclass hosted by US Brand Ambassador Darrio Prescod and showcase their creation using Black Barrel and XO on their social media channels.

Following the first competition phase, bartenders will be invited to compete in their home market during the month of June, where industry experts will judge their creation, presentation, brand knowledge and originality.

Finalists, announced by 1 July 2022, will be awarded a $500 cash prize and a trip to Barbados to compete on International Rum Day (16 August 2022).

The winner of the final competition,  will take home an all-expense paid  trip to London Rum Festival in October where they will immerse themselves in the London bar scene and have the opportunity to experience the iconic rum fest

The competition will run locally in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Barbados, USVI, Cayman,  BVI, Antigua, Trinidad, St. Marteen and St. Barths during the final weeks of June 2022 with semi-finalists announced by 1 July 2022.

The finals will be held in Barbados on 16 August 2022 for international Rum Day, and the grand prize winner will attend London Rum Festival from 14-18 October 2022.

All local winners will be awarded $500 cash and an all-expenses paid trip to Barbados for the finals.

Each entry on social media will receive a $50 cash prize.

The local leg of the Competition will be held on 25th June at Catherine’s Café and will include talented bartenders and mixologists from around the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.