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Bar One’s Glen makes the top 6 in the UK!

Posted by Grant Murray

Yes, Bar One’s very Own Glen Howatson continues to make waves on the UK’s cocktail competition scene!

Amongst all the entries received for this competition from all across the UK, Glen has been chosen as one of the SIX finalists!  Joining 3 from London and two others from Scotland, Glen will battle it out for first place next week!

Balvenie approached Bar One a little over a month ago and asked if we had anyone to put forward who could enter this exclusive competition!

Enter Glen!

With its Dipping Dogs competition, Balvenie are offering the winner the opportunity to feature in Imbibe magazine for two months, along with winning a very special bottle of The Balvenie and an exclusive preview of The Craftsmen’s Dinner Series two featuring Michel Roux Jr!

Once used by distillery workers to liberate whisky from casks in the warehouse (behind the watch of the office and accounts department), dipping dogs were tied to the belt and stored down the workers trouser legs. They were then sneakily dropped into the casks when the exciseman’s back was turned – a secret way to drink the whisky.

The brief was to create a serve inspired by the hand-crafted nature and authenticity of The Balvenie, using the dipping dog story as inspiration for your cocktail.

And here’s what he came up with!

‘Caught red handed’
30ml Balvenie 12y/o Doublewood
22.5ml homemade spiced grand marnier
15ml raspberry shrub
7.5ml lemon juice
served with juniper branch smoke!
A drink created to showcase the flavours of Balvenie, and inspired by a story of a distillery worker using a infamous dipping dog to siphon whisky from the cask!
Good luck Glen!

Smash it, smash it good!





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