GABRIEL BOUDIER WIZARD AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
THE FINALISTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019/20 GABRIEL BOUDIER WIZARD AWARD
Award-winning family-owned liqueur house Gabriel Boudier is proud to announce the three finalists who will be heading to Dijon, France and be in for the chance to have their winning liqueur adopted by Gabriel Boudier for a launch as part of their award-winning Crème and Bartender Liqueur ranges, plus prize money of £1000.
PANDAN LEAF LIQUEUR (WIZARD OF THE SOUTH)
Created by Lorenzo Gavelli from The Chambers at The Chamberlain Hotel in London, using fresh Pandan leaves, his liqueur recipe gained him first place as Wizard of the South at the regional finals at The Cocktail Trading Co.. His signature serve ‘Pandan Grasshopper’ used Pandan Liqueur, Gabriel Boudier crème de menthe and double cream garnished with grated dark chocolate on the top.
BEETROOT LIQUEUR (WIZARD OF THE NORTH)
Created by Luke Bensley, from Birmingham based restaurant and bar Legna, using beetroot, Sarsaparilla, star anise and apple juice his liqueur, earning him first place in the Gabriel Boudier Wizard of the North regional finals, displaying the versatility of his liqueur in his signature serve ‘Red Velvet’ which combined coffee, crème de cacao, beetroot liqueur, sugar syrup and vodka.
NORI SEAWEED LIQUEUR (WIZARD OF SCOTLAND)
Created by Matthew Cusworth from Hoot the Redeemer in Edinburgh, his Nori Seaweed Liqueur uses a combination of Nori, Dulse, sugar and salt which secured him first place in the Wizard of Scotland regional final. Matthew’s signature serve ‘The Kanagawa Cocktail’ uses Olorosso Sherry, lime, Rinquinquin, Nori Liqueur and a dash of Mount Fuji bitters.
CHIPOTLE & PINEAPPLE LIQUEUR (WILD CARD)
The judges were also impressed with Dominic Saunders from the Royal Academy of Music and his Chipotle & Pineapple Liqueur, offering him a ‘Wild Card’ entry for his efforts. His Chipotle & Pineapple Liqueur used a light rum, dried Chipotle and fresh Pineapple and was displayed in his signature serve ‘Papa Don Preach’ which used Don Papa Rum, Chipotle & Pineapple Liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, sugar syrup and a dash of chocolate bitters.
Each have been challenged to create an original and unique new liqueur, plus a signature cocktail serve to highlight their idea, and must now travel to the home of Gabriel Boudier, Dijon in France, and have their entry judged by the Master Wizards of Gabriel Boudier.
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 Vieira (2017).
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.
ABOUT GABRIEL BOUDIER
Knowledge and expertise of more than 140 years is at the heart of the House of Gabriel Boudier. A name that is renowned worldwide. Since its foundation in 1874, Gabriel Boudier has invented and diversified into a range of exceptional products that delight enthusiasts of crème de fruits as well as liqueurs.