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WIZARD AWARD 2019/20

genuinely new and original innovation

 
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Gabriel Boudier WIZARD AWARD RETURNS…

CALLING ALL UK BARTENDERS! CREATE YOUR OWN NEW AND UNIQUE LIQUEUR…

The Gabriel Boudier Wizard Awards is a challenge for all bartenders in the UK to create an original and unique new liqueur, with the opportunity of the winning liqueur to be adopted by Gabriel Boudier for a launch as part of their award winning Crème and Bartender Liqueur ranges - plus a prize of £1000. This is a challenge from the internationally recognised wizard of the world of liqueurs, awarded the Liqueur Trophy and Supreme Champion Spirit at the International Spirits Challenge, a unique achievement elevating Gabriel Boudier to the status of Liqueur Wizard of all time. In 2015, Emporia Brands and Gabriel Boudier launched the Gabriel Boudier Wizard competition nationally dividing the country into three regional heats, Wizard of the North, Wizard of the South and Wizard of Scotland. The regional heats will take place in three major cities throughout the UK. The wizard who won each of these titles is invited to the Grand Final at Gabriel Boudier in Dijon, judged by the Master Wizards of Gabriel Boudier, with one recipe being selected for the 2019 Gabriel Boudier Wizard Award development and launch in 2020 as part of the Gabriel Boudier range - taking its spot next to the previous two winning liqueurs, Lime Leaf Liqueur by Samuel Boulton (2015) and Dijon Mustard Liqueur by Maria Vierira (2017).

Download the rules and information pack and read before entering! Click ‘Register’ to register your interest and an Emporia Rep will contact you with further details along with arranging the supply of your neutral beet alcohol. Your final submission with both prototype and signature serve will have to be completed by 1st September 2019. The top ten regional recipes from each region (Scotland & Northern Island, The Midlands & The North, Wales & The South) will be chosen by the panel of judges. The regional finals will be held over September and October 2019 with the Grand Final taking place in Dijon in January 2020. The winning recipe will be launched by Gabriel Boudier and Emporia Brands in the summer of 2020.


VIDEOS

LIQUEUR EXPERT CONSTANCA CORDEIRA

Listen to liqueur expert Constanca Cordeira from Peg + Patriot in London to find out more about creating your own original liqueur flavour and where to start, from idea to bottle.

2016 WIZARD WINNER SAMUEL BOULTON

Samuel Boulton, Gabriel Boudier Wizard of 2015/2016 shares his winning recipe idea and how he came up with it. Kaffir Lime Leaf Liqueur was released in the summer of 2016.


HOW TO ENTER

To register your interest and to arrange your neutral beet spirit please fill out the online form by clicking on the register button. Once you have received your neutral beet spirit and finalised your liqueur recipe and signature serve please submit your entry by clicking on the submit button and filling out the online form.

Submissions deadline: 1st September 2019.