THE BOURBON BATTLE IS ON!
It’s time to show off your bourbon game in the wheat vs. rye mash bill battle! The USBG and Lux Row Distillers are proud to announce this new competition that will challenge bartenders to create a cocktail with Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon or Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon for the opportunity to advance to the Global Final during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
The competition is open to all bartenders, and semifinals will take place in the following cities:
May 7 - Cleveland, OH - Application Deadline: April 3 – Extended until April 8th
May 14 - St. Louis, MO - Application Deadline: April 3 – Shortened Application Period – Act Fast*
May 28 - Louisville, KY - Application Deadline: April 24
June 11 - Kansas City, MO - Application Deadline: April 24
June 25 - Seattle, WA - Application Deadline: May 8
July 9 - Cincinnati, OH - Application Deadline: May 8
Each semifinal city will be assigned a specific bourbon for the semifinal rounds as shown below. The top scoring competitor in each city will advance to the National Final in Kentucky where they will be tasked with creating cocktails using both spirits as well as a lightning round using mystery ingredients to be named the first Bourbon Battle Champion.
To view all of the competition rules: Click Here
TO GET IN THE GAME!
*Cleveland and St. Louis Members: We understand that this is a less than ideal application period and does not follow the USBG standard application timeline. Unfortunately, to bring this exciting new program to you and to work within our partner’s timeline, we had to reduce your application phase. We hope that you have an awesome cocktail to share with us for a chance to participate in this program and be named the Bourbon Battle Champion!