6 competitors, 4 judges, one wild MC.
Scoring will be casual and based on quality of cocktail + on-stage performance = score on a 1-10 scale. Directly after tasting each drink the MC, the infamously wild Jesse Card, will walk the crowd through each drink, then all judges will hold up score cards, and a winner will be decided within minutes.
There are two main rounds of three bartenders each, one winner will be selected to move forward from each and go head-to-head with a secret ingredient in the third/final round. Any kind of cocktail can be made in the final round as long as it has: the sponsored whiskey, and the secret ingredient.