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Mike Flannery Shaking Out a Global Win at the

 Peter F. Heering Sling Award Cocktail Finalists

                      October — 2013 (Berlin, Germany) — A winner has been crowned for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards in Berlin, Germany as New York Barman, Mike Flannery takes tops honors at the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, which took place October 8th – 9th, 2013. The Sling cocktail has not attained such global attention since one of the earliest bar stars (though we are sure he was unaware of said working at the stature) Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore created the Singapore Sling.

Now Mike Flannery can lay some claim to having influence on remaking the famous Sling cocktail.

The 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards WIINNING COCKTAIL:

  •  USA | Highland Sling | Michael Flannery |Apt 13

 CHERRY HEERING | Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila | Fresh Pineapple Juice | Fresh Tangerine Juice | Fresh Lime Juice | Benedictine | Green Chartreuse | Dale DeGroff Pimento Bitters | Mist Del Maguey Chichicapa

The Sling has starred in all week at the BCB bar show where the elite five global finalist for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award were challenged to create their own interpretation of the classic cocktail, The Singapore Sling as they were awarded with a personal mini-computer tablet to immortalize the creation of their interpretation of the SLING.

The following are the rest of the 4 other Global Finalists

  2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award

  • England |Rye Sling Star |Ben Manchester |Hotel du Vin,  Brighton

Rye Whiskey | CHERRY HEERING | Applejack | Green Chartreuse | Dash Cherry Bitters | Cloudy Apple Juice | Lemon Juice


  • Spain | Passage of Singapore | Juan Jose Maillo Garrido |Cameo      Bar

Gin | Basil Sheets | Slices of Ginger | CHERRY HEERING | Benedictine | Laphroaig | Natural Pineapple Puree | Grenadine | Dash Angustura Bitters | Fresh Lime Juice

  • USA | The Bucktown Sling | AnneMarie Sagoi |The Charleston

Gin | Guava nectar | Fresh lime juice | CHERRY HEERING | Clément Creole Shrubb | Yellow Chartreuse | Angostura bitters | Bittercube Cherry Almond bitters


  • USA | Sterling Sling| Lucinda Sterling |Middle Branch Bar

 CHERRY HEERING | Fresh Pineapple Juice | Gin | Drambuie | Fresh Lime | Pomegranate syrup | 1 Raw Egg White


The iconic Peter F. Heering brand has had an unprecedented march back onto the back and front bar all around the world over the past few years and The Sling has always been the champion cocktail for Cherry Heering”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering /Maison Heinrich

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail, a long drink developed sometime before 1915by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling, a sling was originally an American drink composed of  a spirit, water, sweetener and flavored – now CHERRY HEERING® the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling, has challenged the world’s best bartenders with the announcement of the 2013 Peter F. Heering SLING Award®.

2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards Global Jury were:

  •  Dale DeGroff:   Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, has pioneered a gourmet approach to recreating the great classic cocktails. DeGroff has been credited with reinventing the profession of bartending and setting off the cocktail explosion that continues to transform the industry
  •  Ulf   Neuhaus: President of the Germany Bartender Union DBU , Owner of the New Town Bar, Kakadu Bar and Royal (all in Dresden) and Visionary for the bar culture in Germany
  • Sandrae Lawrence: Cocktail Fashionista and joint founding Editor of The Cocktail Lovers Magazine |
  • Chanet Deleuran: Examined sommelier and editor in chief of Spis Bedre. Food critic for Smag & Behag Magazine in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kirsten Holm: Owner of renowned Copenhagen K-Bar and 20+ year board member of The Danish Bartender Association  
  • Richard Broni:  Chief Mixologist for Peter F. Heering

MC: Philip Duff: A jet-set bartender of the first order, Irishman Philip Duff is one of the cocktail world’s best-loved presenters & trainers, and an in-demand beverage consultant to drinks companies around the world

Peter F. Heering has had the unique honor to be purveyor to every royal court worthy of their name while possessing the proper style, class and breeding to socialize across the courts of the world. HEERING® has always been fashionable. CHERRY HEERING® is a small but indispensable component of iconic cocktails such as The Singapore Sling, and that is exactly how HEERING® likes to be seen; as an accessory that adds lavishness, extravagance and civilization to the mix.

HEERING® continues to evolve and recognize that even the timeless classics need a refreshing remake now and then, thus HEERING® has challenged the best of the best behind the world’s bars to create their own interpretation of The Singapore Sling and also possibly writing their name in the history of cocktails.

CHERRY HEERING liqueur is sold in more than 100 countries all over the world and is the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling and Blood and Sand cocktails. For more information about Peter F. Heering, please visit cherryheering Heering





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