Competition: Competitors entering the competition must create a signature cocktail featuring Coopers' Craft Bourbon. Competing bartenders must be able to serve 1000 sample size tastings of their cocktail from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 9th. W3 will provide all competitors with Coopers' Craft Bourbon to batch/mix with. All additional ingredients must be provided by competing bartender. W3 will provide signage, 5 oz tasting cups, ice, linen, bus tubs and table for each competitor.
Competitors will be provided with two working badges for the afternoon of the event. This is for yourself and one assistant. Again, you MUST be at your station serving from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.
Voting: The winner of the Coopers' Craft Cocktail Competition is a "People's Choice." Ticket holders will have token/tickets to place in a bin on your table to vote for your cocktail throughout the afternoon until 3:00 PM.
Prize: The people's choice winning bartender will receive an ALL ACCESS package for two to the 2019 Savannah Food & Wine Festival, November 4-10, 2019. This includes two (2) nights accommodations and tickets to Friday and Saturday events (not including classes) November 8-10, 2019. In addition, the winner will receive a weekend getaway for two at The Westin Jekyll Island.