It’s Competition Time!

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It’s cocktail competition time! Join us on Wednesday, 4th May at Jenny’s Bar in Liverpool for an afternoon watching some of the most skilled bartenders, from Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Halifax & Nottingham, shake it out in front of a panel of judges to be crowned champion of this year’s Collins Cocktail Competition.

The deadline for entries was the 20th April and since then we’ve narrowed it down to 12 lucky finalists who will be mixing up on the day. Our finalists include:

Ehren Khoo-Steel from the Brass Monkey, Nottingham
Jack Daniels from Elixir, Manchester
Thomas White from Maray, Liverpool
Will Meredith from the Black Cat Cocktail Bar, Manchester
Gethin Jones from Cottonopolis, Manchester
James Brown from Lost in Tokyo, Manchester
Lawrence Woodrow-Smith from Pintura Kitchen, Leeds
Alex Morton from Pintura Kitchen, Leeds
Tom Kinley from Jenny’s Bar, Liverpool
James Woolard from 53 Degrees North, Halifax
Chris Edwards from Filter + Fox, Liverpool
David Nagy from Tariff & Dale, Manchester

The competition will kick start at 2pm and the aim of the game, for each of our finalists, is to create their own interpretation of the timeless Tom Collins (a simple mix of gin, lemon and sugar syrup, shaken over ice). The only rule that applies is the use of 35ml of Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin.

What we’re looking for is an original interpretation of the classic that really showcases Bobby’s Gin in all in its glory. Cocktails will be judged on taste as well as presentation and originality. The winner will be announced on the day.

If you can’t join us on the day, keep up to date with all the action by following us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook@AmathusDrinks.

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About Bobby’s Gin

Jacobus Alfons, or Bobby to his family and friends, was born in Indonesia but migrated to the Netherlands in 1950. Bobby loved Dutch Genever, but missed the taste of home, so started infusing it with Indonesian spices and herbs, unknowingly creating his own gin and laying down the foundation for Bobby’s Gin.

In 2012 Bobby’s grandson Sebastiaan discovered an old bottle of the gin in his mother’s house. Inspired by his grandfather’s story he travelled to Schiedam, the city where Gin originated and started work on creating a unique gin, blending the tradition of Schiedam Genever with the best Indonesian botanicals and spices. After almost two years of distilling, developing and refining, Bobby’s Gin Schiedam Dry Gin was born.

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Amathus launches fourth store in Shoreditch

Amathus launches fourth store at 303 Old Street, EC1V 9IA, Shoreditch

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With three busy branches already operating in Soho, City and Knightsbridge, Amathus’ new store will stock an enviable range of competitively priced wines, champagnes, spirits and craft beers; including a carefully selected range of niche drinks that are exclusive to Shoreditch.

The store will hold our diverse selection of exclusively imported wines from top producers across the globe, including the Decanter magazine award winning Idiom Collection from Stellenbosch, the Wine & Spirits Magazine 2013 Winery of the Year Elk Cove Vineyards from Oregon; together with exciting recent additions from Australia joining in to the portfolio, Woodstock from McLaren Vale and Maverick from the Barossa Valley.

Our collection of 1800 spirits, 400 of which are exclusively imported by Amathus, includes the world’s most sought after Bourbon whiskey from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Casa Centinela Tequila, multiple golden medal winning distillery Château de Laubade, and renowned mezcal range Del Maguey; a unique spirit made with Ibérico de Ballota ham, which was recently named 2014’s Best Product at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.

Wine and spirit tasting sessions will also be held at the new store, with a host of experts on hand to talk guests through a regular series of guided master classes.

Amathus Shoreditch will open seven days a week, with a click and collect service and free local delivery available. The excellent product range and services provided by Stuart and Brian of The City Beverage Company will be continued. For existing trade customers please contact Dominic@AmathusDrinks.com, for account queries please contact Finance@AmathusDrinks.com  and for any other queries please contact Harry@AmathusDrinks.com

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