Competition Details

Entries will be recreated by a qualified mixologist and judged by a panel of industry experts to determine who will reign supreme. Cocktail submissions will be judged on taste, creativity, aroma and presentation.

The winning cocktail recipe will be named the official Four Roses 130th Anniversary Cocktail, which will be served at a number of events around the country and at the internationally acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Festival this September. Four Roses Best Home Bartender will also receive a trip for two to attend the Kentucky Bourbon Festival this September and a Four Roses barrel head, signed by Master Distiller Brent Elliott.

Grand Prize

  • Naming rights to Four Roses 130th Anniversary Cocktail
  • Four Roses barrel head, signed by Master Distiller Brent Elliott
  • Weekend trip for two (2) to Kentucky Bourbon Festival hosted by Four Roses Distillery, including:
    • Roundtrip Airfare to Louisville, Kentucky and Three-Night, Two-Day Hotel Accommodation
    • Dinner for two (2) at The Brown Hotel on Thursday, September 13.
    • Two (2) tickets to Let’s Talk Bourbon® at Four Roses Distillery and VIP tour of Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Facility on Friday, September 14.
    • Dinner for two (2) in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, September 14.
    • Two (2) tickets to The Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Gala® on Saturday, September 15.

Competition Rules

  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of entry
  • Must not be a current professional bartender or mixologist
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States (including D.C. and PR)
  • Must not be a current Four Roses employee or affiliate

Cocktail Recipe

  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, tiff, jpeg.
Official Competition Rules