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THIS NOVEMBER,
WYOMING WHISKEY WILL HOST AN EXPANDED VERSION OF THE BELOVED BARTENDER SHOOTOUT:

 
 
 
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THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN BEST BARTENDERS COMPETE IN A LIVE COCKTAIL-MAKING COMPETITION.

 
 

Jackson, WYOMING

We will kick off the regional competition in Jackson, Wyoming on Nov 8th. Join us for a live cocktail shootout with Wyoming’s best bartenders. 4 Winners at THE MOOSE will advance to the finals on December 1st 2017 in Jackson, Wyoming.

 
 

 
 

Salt Lake city, UTAH

Round 2 of the Regionals will be November 13th at the TINWELL.  With the 4 winning cocktail curators advancing to the finals in Jackson, WY on December 1st. 

 

 
 

Aspen, colorado

JIMMY'S BODEGA will be the site of the last regional. Where crafting swanky cocktails will decide the final 4 barmen and barwomen headed for the finals in Jackson, Wyoming on December 1st 2017.  

 
 
 
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TOP 4 Bartenders in each city will move on to compete in the Finals in Jackson Hole on December 1st, 2017

 
 
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 All Participating Bartenders will receive:

WW Shootout T-shirt
WW Shootout Hat

 

1st Place in Each Regional Competition

New West Knifeworks Custom "G-Fusion Deli" Knife

 

ALL FInalists

 All 12 Finalists will receive a signed copy of Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
All 12 Finalists will be treated to a 'Champions Dinner' before the competition
All 12 Finalists receive a Mountain Khaki gift card
All 12 Finalists will receive a day pass at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
 

All Finalists from Aspen and Salt Lake City will receive one night of lodging across from the venue.

*Additional regional prizes to be announced 

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WHO’S THE BADDEST BARTENDER IN THE ROCKIES?

 
 
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$200 cash

Additional prizes to be announced

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$300 cash

Technica Ski Boots

 
 
 
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THE 2017 TITLE OF BEST BARTENDER IN THE WEST

 

$2,500 cash

2017 Bartender Shootout Champion Belt Buckle

Blizzard Skis or Arbor Snowboard
(Winner's Choice)

$500 Donation to Your Bar's Charity of Choice

 
 
 
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1 BARTENDER AND 1 DRINK WILL DECIDE IT.

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RULES:

Bartenders: 

All contestants must be 21 years of age or older.

Recipe:

Cocktail must contain either Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch Bourbon or Outryder Straight American Whiskey.

Wyoming Whiskey:

Wyoming Whiskey MUST be the main spiritous ingredient in your cocktail (by volume).

Signup and registration:

Registration signup is open until October 30th, 2017.
Only 14 contestants per Region.
 

Drink & Recipe Rules:

Drinks/cocktails must be:

  • No less than two (2) ingredients

  • No more than six (6) ingredients *ice is not an ingredient

 

The “No-Nos”:

  • No shots

  • No fish-bowls

 
 

Registration Deadline:

Friday, October 30th, 2017

Register online or download a mail-IN-Registration Form

Sign in to compete

 
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GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Be prepared to create five glasses (5) of the same cocktail for the judges. Wyoming Whiskey WILL BE provided for every event; all other tools, mixers, juices, garnishes, etc. will be the responsibility of the participant. Standard glassware and ice will be provided. Any specialty glassware or ice will be the responsibility of the participant.

 

 

TOOLS YOU MAY NEED

  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Jigger
  • Peeler
  • Bar Spoons
  • Grater
  • Juicer
  • Muddler
  • Bar Knife
 
 
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David Kaplan of the legendary Death & Co will judge all of the competitions

 
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Judging Criteria:

Contestants will be scored on a point scale by the assigned judges.

The perfect score per judge is twenty (20) points via three categories: Taste (10 max points), Appearance (5 max points), and Imagination/Creativity (5 max points)

Deductions: (all one point -1): Sloppiness, spillage, and time consumption. It should not take more than five minutes to make a round of cocktails.

Tie Breaker: In the event of a tiebreaker, the cocktail with the fewest ingredients will be crowned victorious.

*The top 4 bartenders in each Regional Competition will be invited to compete in the Finals in Jackson Hole on December 1st, 2017.

 

20 Point scale: 

  • Taste (10 max points)

  • Appearance (5 max points)

  • Imagination/Creativity (5 max points)
     

THE JUDGES:

David Kaplan of the legendary Death & Co will judge all of the competitions with the help of 2 additional celebrity judges at each event.

 
 
 
 

Will you make the drink that lands
a $2,500 tip and a Pair of skis or Snowboard?

 
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SPONSORS:

Big thanks to our friends and presenting sponsors.