Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Jack Daniel’s, has today announced the three winners of its Tennessee Calling competition, which has seen bartenders from across Scotland battle it out for a place on a career-changing trip to the U.S.A.

Launched at the Glasgow Sessions this October, Tennessee Calling set out to find the most creative bartenders in Scotland. Bartenders were tasked with creating a cocktail using Jack Daniel’s that demonstrated their creativity, passion and flair.

Jack Daniel's announce the winners of its Scottish bartender competition

The winners of the competition have been announced as: Grant Murray of Bar One, Inverness, for his cocktail ‘The Usual’ – using a cherry balsamic and cola reduction, Ryan Mowat of The Finnieston, Glasgow, for his recipe ‘Full Circle’ – garnished with a sprig of dill and Caitlin Tulloch of Lucy Liquor Company, Edinburgh for her drink ‘Jack’s Rising’ which combined Old No. 7 with an Islay Scotch whisky.

Commenting on the news, Nidal Ramini, Head of Brand Advocacy in Northern Europe for Brown-Forman, said: "Back in the 1860’s, Lynchburg Lutheran Minister and part time distiller, Dan Call taught a young Jasper ‘Jack’ Daniel the secret of making great whiskey. With Dan’s mentorship, Jack went on to build the famous brand we know today. To celebrate Jack’s own mentorship, Jack Daniel’s has set out to inspire the next generation of bartenders with the launch of Tennessee Calling. This competition has shown us what fantastic talent there is across Scotland alone - the standard was exceptionally high and we are extremely excited to see this through to the next stage of the journey with the mentorship program in the U.S.A".

All three finalists, now have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with their bartending heroes and to hone their craft on a trip to Tennessee and New York, designed to help them reach their full potential. Working with the best mentors in the business, the three winners of Tennessee Calling will create, plan and host an event at The Dead Rabbit in New York.

After leaving New York, the winners will then travel to Lynchburg, Tennessee for the ultimate distillery experience, to see for themselves how Jack Daniel’s whiskey is made first hand with Master Distiller Jeff Arnett.

Posted by Steve Rush