Six bartenders to be selected for November 10 prelims ahead of 2020 Global Championship
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (September 23, 2019) – Bartenders and mixologists from across the Caribbean are encouraged to apply to qualify for the 10th ANGOSTURA® Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC), on February 23, 2020 in Trinidad.
Caribbean entrants have until Thursday, October 10, 2019 to submit their written and video applications at https://angosturaglobalcocktailchallenge.com/how-to-enter, after which six of them will go on to the regional competition on November 10, 2019, in Barbados.
The Challenge is now open for mixologists from Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Turks & Caicos and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The all-Caribbean winner will then compete in the global finale, to shake- or stir-it against international competitors vying for US$10,000 as well as a two-year contract as the ANGOSTURA Global Brand Ambassador, showcasing ANGOSTURA bitters and rum products.
The 2020 Global Cocktail Challenge will be held during Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival, also known as “The greatest show on earth”.
All finalists will be treated to a tour of the ANGOSTURA Distillery and Museum and other cultural experiences, including visits to local steel pan yards and the chance to “play mas” in full regalia on Carnival Tuesday.
The iconic ANGOSTURA aromatic bitters, which has been in existence for almost two centuries, is rated the number one trending and best-selling cocktail bitters in the world by Drinks International.
ANGOSTURA products also include a range of five exquisite and masterfully blended, distinctive, international rums: Angostura 1787®, Angostura 1919®, Angostura® 7 Year Old, Angostura® 5 Year Old, and Angostura® Reserva. The newest product in their portfolio, the multiple award-winning Amaro di ANGOSTURA® liqueur, reinforces their legacy as a blender of the finest bitters and rums.
The ANGOSTURA Global Cocktail Challenge has taken place periodically since 2001. The most recent champion Ray Letoa, a bartender from New Zealand, topped 10 other bartenders from around the world in 2018 to produce “Deliciousness”, an Amaro Cocktail using Amaro di ANGOSTURA® and “Old Flame”, a Rum Cocktail, using ANGOSTURA 1824®; two dashes each of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange bitters.
About the House of Angostura®
The proud history of the House of Angostura® began almost 200 years ago in 1824, when founder Dr. Johann Siegert first produced aromatic bitters in the city of Angostura in Venezuela. Recognized over the centuries by the granting of Royal Warrants of Appointment to the royal households of Great Britain, Prussia, Spain and Sweden, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ANGOSTURA® orange bitters are the world’s market leader, an integral ingredient in premium cocktails, and a mainstay of cocktail culture. Angostura’s® international range of rums, produced at the only rum distillery in Trinidad, includes distinctive, exquisitely blended rums: Angostura 1787®, Angostura 1919®, Angostura® 7 Year Old, Angostura® 5 Year Old and Angostura® Reserva, blended by masters with years of experience and training in original traditions using closely guarded formulas and techniques. The newest product in our portfolio, the multiple award-winning Amaro di ANGOSTURA®, leverages our unsurpassed heritage as a blender of the finest bitters and rums.