And the winner is......Global success for World Gin Day #Brocktails as UK Winner is crowned
The Brockmans World Gin Day competition to find the world's favourite #Brocktail - a cocktail created using the ‘gin like no other' - attracted entries from bars in 12 countries. For the second successive year the winner comes from Glasgow.
Brockmans is described as a gin like no other because of its distinctive taste profile with notes of blueberry, blackberry and bitter-sweet orange peel. Bars love to serve this gin as customers find it deliciously different. Brockmans Gin is sold in nearly 30 countries across the world and in many of these markets is one of the fastest growing super-premium gins.
There were 118 entries via Instagram from bar-tenders and, after five days of voting by the public - with 9,100 votes cast from across the world through social media - one winner and two runners-up have been selected.
Ginto the Wild by The Spiritualist in Glasgow, UK - with 1808 votes (pictured). The creator of the winning cocktail is Sebastian Stanczyk.
The Flamingo Mallet by Galander Charlottenburg in Berlin, Germany - with 1553 votes. Bar-tender: Guilherme Kilpp Gonzatti.
Lasy by Pinch Restaurant in Moscow, Russia - with 769 votes. Bar-tender: Anton Maltsev
Brockmans Gin received from the following countries (in order of quantity received):
Voters stood a chance of winning prizes from Brockmans Gin. The three chosen bar-tenders will be treated to a trip to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans - one of the world's biggest and most glamorous events for those who work in the drinks trade. They will be guests of Brockmans Gin.
Bob Fowkes, co-Founder and Marketing Director of Brockmans Gin, said: "Brockmans Gin inspires creativity as it offers so many complex and exciting botanical notes. To have entries from so many countries and many of the top bars in the world is testament to the affection in which Brockmans is held across nearly 30 international markets".
For the winning cocktail recipes visit: www.brockmansgin.com where you will also find an interactive button to discover your nearest stockist of Brockmans Gin.
Last year's winner also came from Scotland.
The Winning Recipe
Ginto the Wild by The Spiritualist in Glasgow, UK
37.5ml Brockmans 12.5ml Pedro Ximenez Sherry 50ml smoked berry ketchup 20ml maple syrup Foraged pine mist Berry and sezame crisp on the side
Shake and serve straight up