Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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The final of a Talisker cocktail competition will be taking place next month.

The Race to Skye contest challenged entrants to create a cocktail inspired by the Made by the Sea marketing campaign.


After a series of regional heats, three Scottish bartenders (Liam Grogan of Kelvingrove Café in Glasgow, Stefanie Anderson of Bon Vivant in Edinburgh and Miran Chauhan of Buck & Birch, also in Edinburgh) were named finalists.

They will be heading to Skye for the final, which takes place between August 13 and August 15.  They will compete against finalists from Leeds, London and Manchester.

“The level of talent at this year’s Race to Skye regional finals was extremely high,” said Stephen Martin, whisky ambassador at Talisker parent company Diageo Reserve.

“The variation and creativity shown by all is not only a testament to the strength of GB cocktail culture today, but also to the versatility and complexity of Talisker single malt whisky. Each competitor brought the Isle of Skye to us in their own unique way through technique, story and flavour.

“I can’t wait to see what the GB Final has in store!’’

The winner of the competition will be named Talisker brand ambassador for the next year.

Photograph above: Finalist Liam Grogran of Kelvingrove Cafe from SLTN.

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