Cocktail Competition

The WhiskeyTown USA Annual Cocktail Competition

2016: The Best Jim Beam Whiskey Smash on the Main Stage of the Whiskey Delta

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.

The Competitors

2016 Judges

2015 Winners

2015 Sue Erickson, Fireside

2013 & 2014 Winners

2014 tie David Shenaut, Raven & Rose and Emily Mistell, Rum Club

2013 Michael Lorberbaum, Multnomah Whiskey Library