The Black Pearl Tour hosted by Monin and Plantation Rum takes to the road, with prizes up for grabs including a VIP night out in London, a Punch Pong kit for your bar and the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Monin Cup Final in Paris.
The Black Pearl Tour will visit 10 locations in the UK during June and July and at each stop, bartenders can participate in tutored tastings with both Monin and Plantation, before competing in the regional heats of the 2014 UK Monin Cup. The day will conclude with the return of the Underground Punch Pong League's (UPPL) Monin & Plantation Bartenders' Challenge Cup.
James Coston, brand ambassador, for Monin UK, said: "The Monin Cup is a keenly-contested international challenge to be the best of the best in which expert judges look for the highest standards of taste, presentation, consistency, creativity and style. Entry to one of the regional heats also gives you and a colleague the chance to take part in the more informal Monin & Plantation Bartenders' Challenge Cup later that evening.
"The whole tour is a great opportunity for bartenders across the country to learn about our huge product range, but also to have fun and show how creative they can be."
The successful individuals and teams will compete for places in the UK finals of both competitions during London Cocktail Week in October, with the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. To find out more and to sign up, visit www.punchpong.com
The dates and locations of the regional heats are as follows and all regional heats start at 1pm:
•Bristol - Tuesday 10th June - Big Chill
•Nottingham - Monday 23rd June - Boilermaker
•Birmingham - Tuesday 24th June - Island Bar
•Manchester - Tuesday 8th July - Luck, Lust Liquor & Burn
•Liverpool - Wednesday 9th July - Salt Dog Slims
•Leeds - Wednesday 16th July - Jake's Bar & Grill
•Glasgow - Tuesday 22nd July - Blue Dog
•Belfast - Wednesday 23rd July - Love & Death
•London - Tuesday 29th July - London Cocktail Club - Oxford Circus