Bartender Competition

Bartenders, Jameson Black Barrel is looking for the
best whiskey cocktails in your neighborhood.

Meet the Winners

The Brief

At Jameson, we have always been inspired by neighborhoods like our very own in Dublin, Ireland. We believe neighborhoods are built from the bar out and who knows that better than you, the bartenders.

Submit your best neighborhood inspired whiskey cocktail, featuring Jameson Black Barrel for a chance to win the Tales of the Cocktail and Neighborhood Bartender Competition.

Five trips to the 2019 Global Jameson Bartenders Ball in Ireland are up for grabs so make sure to submit your entry.

A Taste of What you can Win

Event Details

Jameson Black Barrel is a complex Irish whiskey matured in select double-toasted bourbon barrels for a rich, smooth taste. Charring is an age-old method for invigorating barrels to intensify the taste. Jameson Black Barrel is a tribute to our coopers, who painstakingly give their bourbon barrels an additional charring to reveal their untold richness and complexity. The select double-charred barrels produce a whiskey with even richer flavor and intense smoothness with additional notes of toasted wood, butterscotch, vanilla and a subtle nutty flavor. It’s smooth enough for sipping and bold enough to stand up in cocktails.

Keep all of this in mind when creating your cocktail for the Neighborhood Bartender Competition. Get inspired by whiskey classics like an Old Fashioned or completely reinvent the whiskey wheel with your own cocktail twist.

Judging Criteria

Step 1


Enter your bold and original recipe and a video showing how to make the cocktail by January 15.

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Step 2

Blind Online

Following the deadline, an esteemed panel of Tales of the Cocktail and judges will evaluate entries through January.

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Step 3

Grand Prize
To Ireland

A total of five winners will be selected to attend the Global Jameson Bartender Ball in Ireland in June 2019.

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The Prize

Jameson has hosted its Global Bartender Ball for eight years.

It brings together bartenders from more than 25 markets across the world for an immersive three-day experience.

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