WINNER OF HEERING CLASSIC 2016 – GRANT MURRAY, SCOTCH AND RYE, UK

THE PETER F HEERING® CLASSICS ANNOUNCES 2016 WINNER AT LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK

October — 2016 (London, England) The Aviation is the classic choice. Grant Murray from   UK and his modern classic cocktail the “Brace Position” has answered the challenge and has been named the winner of the 2016 Peter F. Heering® Classics. 10 global bar star semifinalists were flown to London, England and shook things up during the famed London Cocktail Week

10 Global Semi-Finalists to the Final Five

Five global finalists from the 2016 Peter F. Heering® Classics were announced last week during London Cocktail Week festivities. The final five global finalists created an inspired modern classic cocktail with CHERRY HEERING® and presented their modern classic and philosophy behind at the finale event at Joyeux Bordel London.

 “The 2016 Peter F. Heering Classics inspired the Heering brand itself in a way that is more than special”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO Peter F. Heering “the passion, commitment and sharing of talent using the Heering brand in his competition is now our present day history that makes us as proud as the day the Heering brand was created, almost 200 years ago.”

Pita Dixon I Australia I “The Right Way”

Andrew Schneider I Canada I “Mount Pleasant”

Dawid Guzik I Luxembourg I “Secret Clover”

Laura Walker I New Zealand I “Blood from a Stone”

Grant Murray I UK I “Brace Position”

The 2016 Peter F. Heering® Classics finalists were selected by a global jury comprised of Simon Difford – one of the worlds most renowned and respected drinks experts, David WondrichJames Beard Award Winner for his book Imbibe! and founding partner on Beverage Alcohol Resource, the United States leading training program for bartenders and other mixologists, Din Hassan, a veteran from the Singapore nightlife industry, Hamish Smith, a multi-award winning drinks journalist at Drinks International Magazine, Lauren Mote, Co-proprietor of Bittered Sling, a wildly successful line of high quality small batch cocktail and culinary bitters and Charlene Dawes, Managing Director and Owner of Tastings Group Limited.

The Peter F. Heering® Classics tapped the best bar talent in the world to re-write cocktail history by creating their version of a classic cocktail.

 

THE 2016 PETER F. HEERING® CLASSICS, 46 GLOBAL FINALISTS AND THEIR MODERN CLASSICS.

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GRANT MURRAY, INVERNESS, UNITED KINGDOM

”BRACE POSITION”

15ml Ardbeg poured into ice filled Boston, stir and strain out liquid, leaving whisky coated ice in Boston.   Then put into Boston…

35ml Botanist Gin

15ml Cherry Heering

10ml Briottet Liqueur de Violette

15ml Fresh lemon juice

15ml Sugar syrup (3:1)

Shake all ingredients together and fine strain into chilled speakeasy martini glass.   Garnished with cherry and lemon twist.

PITA DIXON, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

 ”THE RIGHT WAY”

25ml cognac (Pierre Ferrand)

25ml rye whisky (Rittenhouse Rye 100)

25ml Cherry Heering

2 dash Angostura bitters

2 dash Peychaud’s bitters

-Build in mixing glass or a Boston glass -Add ice  -Stir -Strain over block ice  Orange twist to garnish  (I have put my preferred brands for use in this cocktail)

ANDREW SCHNEIDER, VANCOUVER, CANADA

”MOUNT PLEASANT”

2oz Cherry Herring

.5oz Orgeat

.25oz Fernet Branca

1oz Lemon Juice

1 egg white

Shake all ingredients without ice, then with ice. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

DAWID GUZIK, LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG

”SECRET CLOVER”

4,5cl Copperhead Gin

3cl Cherry Heering

2 bsp Honey Acacia

6 Fresh raspberries

1,5cl Resh lime juice

1 Whole egg white

4 dash Elemakule Tiki Bitters

Garnish: Marzipan flavored with cherry and honey

Glass: Martini cocktail glass

Method: Crush raspberries and add all ingredients. Dry shaken, shake with ice. Double strain

LAURA WALKER, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

”BLOOD FROM A STONE”

20ml Cherry Heering

20ml Gin

10ml Carpano Antica Formula

10ml Bordeaux blend red wine (Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc)

20ml Lemon juice

5ml Sugar

Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled glass. Serve with a cloth sprayed with a smokey whisky.

 

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