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, including:
    • Two tickets to Welcome Reception and Dinner at The Brown Hotel
    • Two tickets to Let’s Talk Bourbon® at Four Roses Distillery on Friday, September 14
    • Two tickets to The Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Gala® on Saturday, September 15
    • Lodging and transportation

Competition Rules

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must not be a current professional bartender or mixologist
  • Must be a resident of the United States
  • Must not be a current Four Roses employee or affiliate

Cocktail Recipe

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