CALLING BARKEEPS FOR THE BEST LARGE FORMAT COMPETITION
Hello Barkeeps! This year we will be hosting great events all over the country and we need to find  barkeeps in each city to throw down at Punch Kings. The theme is large format, and the participating bartenders are given 30 minutes to prepare 1 punch bowl featuring 1 bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon along with their special ingredients. Presented to five notable judges, the winner receives bragging rights, a trophy, a $1000 bottle of Breckenridge Reserve Bourbon and a trip to compete at “Last Call” Tour Finale in Denver in June, 2015. Best of all, this is a quick fire competition, once you are done, enjoy the event.
THEME & RULES
Provide  Large Format Punch rightfully made with  Bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon and  Punch Bowl in less than 30 minutes made with your special ingredients. Imagine making a punch for your friends, fellow bartenders, don’t make it for consumers, the judges are well known chefs, media, a distillery owner, Cochon Founder and respected barkeeps. Upon completion, barkeeps will serve “The Punch” to  judges who vote, and then VIP guests (who do not vote) until the punch is gone. Upon hitting empty, barkeep cleans their area. The barkeep with the most points out of 15 will win. Judges score on  categories: Presentation, Creativity and Flavor, each with a possible score of 5 points, 1 being low, 5 being high. In case of a tie, the winner will be selected by the “best sip” and the barkeeps attention to the overall process, cleanliness and timeline. All Barkeeps will be called on stage, and the winner will be announced to the entire audience. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the event and attend the after party. You should yield about 40-50 portions, when its gone, you clean up and enjoy the event!
SHOWCASING 50 AMAZING BARKEEPS AROUND THE COUNTRY ISN’T EASY, BUT IT SURE IS TASTY WITH BRECKENRIDGE DISTILLERY
TO ENTER: Please answer entry form online – this will only take a few minutes. Its not your confirmation you are competing, you will need a old fashioned email, from someone at Cochon555 telling you are making up a tasty batch for the judges. Keep in mind, this is only an entry form, not a confirmation. We will email you details of the event. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE: http://j.mp/PUNCH_KING_ENTRY
*** A SPECIAL SUPER DUPER THANKS *** TO HEATHER CRAIG FOR SPEARHEADING THE BEST WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE CRAFT OF LARGE FORMAT LIBATIONISM – PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT FOR PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS, IDEAS, RECIPES, AND OTHER COOL SHIT FROM TWO YEARS ON THE ROAD HTTP://WWW.PUNCHKINGS.COM – IF YOU LIKE IT, BUY THIS GIRL A DRINK WHEN YOU SEE HER 🙂
FROM THE FOUNDERS
Founded in 2007 by Bryan Nolt, Breckenridge Distillery is one of the best-known and fastest-growing craft spirits distilleries in the US. Under the technical oversight of Master Distiller and partner Jordan Via, they consistently achieve International gold medal status ranking among the best in the World. Breckenridge Bourbon keeps winning medals and is a testament to the vibrant culture of the craft spirit industry.
“After hosting 200 events around the country in just seven years, we wanted to create a competition within the fabric of COCHON555 to celebrate the Bar Keeps that keep inspiring the diners with damn fine drinks. All of which complements the philosophy and flavor of heritage porc,” says Cochon 555 Founder Brady Lowe. “and, who better to bring the Punch Kings Bartender Competition to life than Bryan Nolt and his team at Breckenridge Distillery.