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HYDE IRISH COFFEE COMPETITION

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We are very excited to announce the first ever Hyde Irish Coffee cocktail competition run by Wonderland Drinks in partnership with Hyde Irish Whiskey with a final at Buck Mulligans.

The winner will receive a huge Hyde prize package with prizes for runners up.

You are invited to be part of Hyde July as we welcome new expressions to the Australian market. The final will also be the trade launch of the new Hyde expressions so there will be great Irish times to be had.

DATES TO REMEMBER
– Entries open 1st July 2018
– Entries close at on 24th July 2018
– Top 6 cocktails will be announced on 24th July 2018
– Final at Buck Mulligans on 31st July 2018

PRIZE
The winner will receive an awesome Hyde package including a 10ltr Hyde oak barrel, A complete set of 6 Hyde Irish Whiskey expressions, Hyde plinths, Hyde Staves, Set of Hyde Glencairn glasses plus more.

The winner will also be promoted around the world through Hyde’s global social media presence as well as in Victoria and Australia through our own media.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Submission –  from 01/07 until 24/07
To enter, please email competition@wonderlanddrinks.com with the following information:

  1. Your name, venue, cocktail name and a high res photo of your Irish coffee cocktail.
  2. We will visit your venue to sample your Irish coffee and verify the entry into the competition.
  3. You will be notified on the 25th July if you have been selected as one of 6 finalists to compete at Buck Mulligans on the 31st.

Final at Buck Mulligans on 31/07
At the end of the qualifying period, the top 6 finalists will meet at Buck Mulligans. This will be run as a traditional cocktail competition with a small party to celebrate.

Competition 6pm-9pm, party afterwards.

 DRINK RULES

This competition is meant to be a bit of fun as well as a promotion for Hyde Irish Whiskey, so we aren’t setting too many rules. Basically you just need to use Hyde in your interpretation of an Irish coffee. So get creative and use whatever you like, design whatever you like to show off your version of an Irish coffee. Make a traditional or a modern interpretation.


– Minimum of 30mL of Hyde Irish Whiskey product used in cocktail.

– Open to bartenders working in Melbourne Metro only (because we need to be able to get to your bar easily).
– Have the cocktail advertised for July on your venue cocktail list or just make it as a special.
– Competitors must be able to compete at the final

– All ingredients, except the HYDE products, are provided by the competitors.
– Wonderland Drinks has the right to use all recipes and drink images submitted in this competition. Creators will be credited, so please provide details in submissions.

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR THE FINAL
– Taste and balance of flavours in the recipe
– Originality of recipe, method innovation and ingredients
– Presentation of the drink and of the competitor (sense of humour highly regarded)
– Use of HYDE whiskey

The judging panel will consist of members of the trade, who will judge each competitor based on the merits of their drink creation and delivery with impartiality.

 

THE BRANDS WE PARTNER WITH

HYDE IRISH WHISKEY

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The Hyde collection is five limited edition and very distinctive Irish Whiskeys, matured to perfection in County Cork. 

It includes multi award and Double-Gold award winning Hyde No. 1, President’s Cask, named Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016,the Hyde No.3, Aras Cask Single Grain, which won gold at the 2016 Irish Whiskey Awards and Hyde No.6 President’s Resreve which has just taken out ‘Best Irish Blended Whiskey’ at the 2018 World Whiskies Aawrds.

A true taste of IRELAND

Click here for more information and where to try and buy.

CREATIVE MALTS

THE CREATIVE WHISKY Co.

The newest range in our portfolio is one that we are very proud to present to the Australian market. The Creative Whisky Company owned and operated by David Stirk since 2005 has a rich background of independent bottling as does David himself. 

The Creative Whisky Company specialises in Exclusive, single cask, single malt whiskies. Each and every bottling is from one cask; sometimes less than 100 bottles, sometimes as many as 600.

We bottle a range of great single malt whiskies aged from five to forty years or even older. All our whiskies are single cask expressions exclusively bottled to give you a unique, personally crafted whisky experience.

SHELTER POINT SINGLE MALT

Winner of ‘Best Canadian Single Malt’ for 2018 at the World Whiskies Awards. Shelter Point spirits are distilled in small batches on the idyllic shores of Vancouver Island. But it’s not just our spectacular location that sets us apart. We’ve adopted a single grain approach, whereby Canadian barley is grown right on our waterfront family farm and never blended. Our other unique ingredient is pure spring water that comes from the mountain-fed aquifer directly beneath our land. When you add our exhilarating sea air into the mix, you have spirits that are distinctly Western Canadian.

Independent artisnal single malt whisky and single barrel whisky.

THE EXILE

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NOW UNFORTUNATELY SOLD OUT 

This is a rare and limited supply of Tasmania’s finest whisky.From the range of the ‘world’s best single malt 2014’ it has been ageing in French Oak barrels for the last 15 years. Bottled at a cask strength of 62%, it is a must have for any serious whisky bar, collector or connoisseur.

GARDEN TIGER GIN

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Winner of the hugely prestigious The Whisky Exchange Spirit of the Year 2017. Organic blood orange, flowers, spice, berries, pine, drying resins and sweetness fill the mouth. Rich and unbelievably complex, it transcends expectations of a gin. 

The skills to capture botanical perfection, elegance and complexity encompassed only at the peak of ripeness, is a skill that few can possess. With an uncompromising focus, the Capreolus Distillery charts one man’s passion in the pursuit of an absolute level of quality. Wild and expressive, limited editions are available to a lucky few.

500ml | 47% ABV | Batches of 200 bottles

NORTH STAR SPIRITS

Approaching cult like status among new and old whisky drinkers and collectors North Star Spirits came roaring into the market just 2 years ago. Launching in Australia in April  2017 was the first release in the ongoing series from one of Scotland’s hottest new independent bottlers.

These are all spectacular single cask at cask strength bottlings of some of Scotland’s finest distilleries such as Arran, Glenrothes, Ardmore to name a few. Not constrained by the old rules of how whisky should be presented to the world Iain Croucher is still serious about providing delicious whisky and affordable prices. Some are sold out before they even get to our shores.

OUR STORY

 

We source premium, craft and bespoke spirits that represent quality not quantity. We look to build long term partnerships with independent, new and niche brands, build presence, position and sales like they are our own.

From the finest single malt Irish Whiskey, incredibly rare Australian Whisky, single cask single malt from Scotland’s finest distilleries to sublime English Gin and Canada’s best single malt, if it needs personal attention and management then that’s what we do.

We import, distribute, educate, entertain and support it all with genuine and exceptional service.

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