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April 8, 2024

For our first ever UK wide cocktail competition, we are challenging bartenders to create a cocktail that showcases both our new Batch Strength whisky and a British farmed or foraged ingredient.

The Theme

As a farm distillery, locally farmed ingredients are at our heart. That is why, this year, we are asking bartenders across the UK to create a cocktail that showcases our new Batch Strength release and one farmed or foraged British ingredient.

A set of easy rules:

  • Cocktails must contain a minimum of 25ml of Kilchoman Batch Strength whisky.
  • Drinks must not contain more than 6 ingredients (excluding garnish).
  • The use of homemade ingredients is greatly encouraged but not necessary.
  • The recipe must contain one British farmed or foraged ingredient.
  • Entries must be submitted before June 16th

The Challenge

The competition will take place in three different stages. First, participants will be asked to submit their recipe through the link below. Second, based on the creativity, expertise and choice of ingredients, participants will be selected for three heats across the UK.

The three heats will determine who will be our first Shake the Farm cocktail competition finalists (one per heat).

  • Edinburgh 15/07/2024
  • Manchester 17/07/2024
  • London 24/07/2024

The finalists will then be invited to Islay for an all-expenses paid hands-on apprenticeship at Kilchoman (September 9th – 12th). During these four days they will stay on the farm, learn all about distillery production and have a hand in making our single malt, finishing up by competing to become our first ever competition winner!

The winner will get a chance to select an exclusive single cask bottling for UK on-trade and take six bottles of it home with them.




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