Cocktail Competition Official Rules

Four Roses 130th Anniversary Cocktail Competition



ELIGIBILITY:  The Four Roses 130th Anniversary Cocktail Competition (“Contest”) begins on July 17, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on August 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Promotion Period”).  The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States (including D.C. and PR), who are at least 21 years of age at time of entry.  Void where prohibited.  Employees, agents, directors, or officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or same household) of Four Roses Distillery LLC (“Sponsor”), and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) are not eligible to participate.  

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, enter the Contest by visiting (“the Site”) and following the online instructions, including these steps: 

STEP 1: Fill in the official entry form in its entirety.

STEP 2: Include your favorite at-home cocktail recipe, using Four Roses Bourbon, Four Roses Small Batch or Four Roses Single Barrel, and add a photo of the at-home cocktail.

STEP 3: Click on the “Submit” button.

Limit: One (1) entry per person. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or entries not received regardless of cause. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the relevant entity responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 7, 2018. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:  To be eligible, an entry (including, without limitation, the submitted recipe and photo) must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Your entry must be your own original work, created by you; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have been entered into any other drawing or competition nor won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity. The entry must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party
  2. Excepting those of Sponsor, the entry must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third-party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product or service.
  3. The entry must be appropriate for public viewing.  Without limiting the foregoing, the entry must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in its sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable.

By entering, entrant warrants that the submitted entry complies with the entry requirements set out above including those at (i)-(iii) above. Submitted entries that do not comply with the above requirements may not be published and/or may be removed at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. Entrant agrees to reimburse Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees that they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by the entrant or the use of any rights granted by the entrant to Sponsor hereunder.  By entering, entrant grants to Sponsor a perpetual, irrevocably, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, assignable license to reproduce that entry and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the entry in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, the entrant hereby waives any moral rights the entrant may have in the entry in favor of the Sponsor. At Sponsor’s request and in its sole discretion, entrant may be required to execute an assignment and release transferring all rights and ownership of their entry and/or image to Sponsor, the form of such assignment to be determined by Sponsor. 


Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant in its sole discretion. If any process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Sponsor reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner(s).

WINNER SELECTION: Round One Selection: On or about August 14, 2018, after the close of the Contest Period, a panel consisting of qualified judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select up to 20 potential winners from among all eligible entries received (“Judging Panel”).

The Judging Panel will judge the submitted recipes based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”), weighted as follows: (1) Taste: Cocktail has an appealing and balanced flavor that compliments the taste of the Four Roses product used (25%) , (2) Creativity: Cocktail ingredients are unique and overall cocktail represents Four Roses in a creative, imaginative way (25%), (3) Aroma: Cocktail has an appealing aroma with notes that enhances the flavor (25%), and (4) Presentation: Cocktail is appealing in style, color, and overall appearance, including glassware and garnish (25%). 

In the event more entries are received than can be independently judged in Round One, Sponsor reserves the right to select at random __ potential winners from among all eligible entries received. In the event of a tie, the Judging Panel shall select the potential winner based on the overall appeal of the recipe to the Judging Panel. 

Grand Prize Winner Selection: On or about August 14, 2018, a separate panel consisting of qualified judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select one (1) Grand Prize Winner (“Cocktail Panel”).  The recipes submitted by the potential winners will be recreated by a qualified mixologist selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (each, a “Recreation”).  The Recreations will be judged by a panel of industry experts selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  

The Cocktail Panel will judge the Recreations based on the following criteria, weighted as follows: (1) taste (25%); (2) creativity (25%); (3) aroma (25%); and (4) presentation (25%). In the event of a tie, the Cocktail Panel shall select the Grand Prize Winner based on the overall appeal of the cocktail to Cocktail Panel. 

The Grand Prize Winner is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these rules. 

To be clear, the Cocktail Panel may review multiple entries that submit similar entries; in such a case, the judges may consider the timing of such entries in making its decision but will not be bound to designate as a potential winner the first submission of such similar entry. 

GRAND PRIZE: Upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive the following prize package:

  • 130th Anniversary Cocktail Package, which shall include:
    • The Grand Prize Winner’s cocktail recipe named the official Four Roses 130th Anniversary Cocktail;
    • A trip for two (2) to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival hosted by Four Roses Distillery, which shall include:
      • Roundtrip Airfare to Louisville, Kentucky
      • 3 Night, 2 Day Accommodation at a hotel to be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion
      • 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 and 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.
      • Transportation to hosted events on September 13 and September 14 will be provided.
    • Four Roses barrel head personalized and signed by Master Distiller, Brent Elliott.  

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $4,000.00.

All prizes are awarded “AS IS.” Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or any prize.  No issuer of any offered prize is sponsoring this Contest. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will determine all prize details (brand, model, size, etc.) in its sole discretion. Federal, state, or local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner.

Travel-Related Prize: All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent. Any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein (such as security fees, gratuities, luggage fees, transportation, and incidental charges) are the responsibility of the winner and guest. Ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation if winning entrant and guest reside within a 100-mile radius of destination, and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in value.  The Winner and guest must possess and show valid travel documents, prior to departure (e.g. passport, visa, valid driver’s license, or other acceptable government-issued identification), and must each sign a Release of Liability/Publicity and any other documents provided to him or her prior to ticketing. Once airline tickets have been ticketed, no changes will be permitted. Sponsor will determine airline, airports, flight itinerary, and hotel in its sole discretion. Travel and accommodation restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets or travel vouchers.

NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by phone number, mail/email address as determined solely by Sponsor. To claim a prize, Sponsor may require winner(s) to complete, sign, and return Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, postmarked within ten (10) days of the date on the notification.  At Sponsor’s discretion, winners may be required to produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected from other potential winners and/or by random draw from all remaining eligible entries.  

To be eligible to win any prize, the potential prize winner must transfer all intellectual property rights that he or she does or may have in any materials submitted in this contest (as determined in sponsor’s sole discretion).  by entering this contest the potential prize winner expressly agrees to complete all paperwork required to complete this transfer before he or she will be permitted to claim any part of his or her prize or be declared a prize winner. 

PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Submission of an entry and/or recipe in the Contest constitutes permission, but not the obligation, to the Sponsor to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Contest (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons.  You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (located at or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails).

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION:  Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates are not responsible for and entrants release each from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Contest, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Contest in the manner intended.  Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with this Contest including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor.  

OTHER TERMS: Decisions of Sponsor on all matters related to the Contest are final.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  

OFFICIAL RULES: For a copy of these rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to FOUR ROSES DISTILLERY, Attn: Marketing Department – Official Rules, 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. 

WINNERS LIST: The winners’ names may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to FOUR ROSES DISTILLERY, Attn: Marketing Department – Winners List, 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. All winner list requests must be received by August 31, 2018. 

SPONSOR: Four Roses Distillery LLC, 1224 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

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