Giffard West Cup Cocktail Competition returns to Ireland for spirited showdown

Compete for a chance to win a flight ticket for two and explore cocktail cultures worldwide

Around 1,200 bartenders applied to compete in the 2022 competition

This year is the 27th anniversary of the Giffard West Cup Cocktail Competition, hosted by industry-leading, family-owned liqueur company, Giffard. 

West Cup is a global competition that will see bartenders from 18 countries representing their country in the grand final in Angers, France in September. The winning prize is a return flight ticket for two, anywhere in the world, to discover another cocktail culture. 

Closing date for submissions is 24 March.

Around 1,200 bartenders applied to compete in the 2022 competition. On that occasion, the Ireland winner was David Richard Coe. David then travelled to France to represent Ireland in the grand final.

This year there will be four regional heats held in April: Dublin (Bar 1661), Galway (Hyde Bar), Cork (Cask) & Belfast (Rattlebag). With the four heat winners facing off in the all-Ireland final again in Dublin.

This year’s chosen theme is The Art of Balance.’ Candidates will be asked to create a cocktail that reflects what makes their life as balanced as their cocktail creation. 

Giffard is distributed in Ireland by MCM Spirits & Liqueurs Ltd E: www.mcmbrands.ie

If you would like to enter please contact steve@mcmspirits.com


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