The final five in the Peter F. Heering Awards on

August 27, 2014
Held at Diffords HQ in London yesterday the five global finalists in the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards 2014 have been announced.
Big high-fives to following:

Taoufike Zrafi from Canada. Cocktail: The Bittered Sling
Nick Kobbernagel Hovind from Denmark. Cocktail: The Sloe Sling
Sigrid Sarv from Estonia. Cocktail: O’Polo Sling
Aron Christian Lobrino Manzanillo from Singapore. Cocktail: Fables of the East
Jon Kraus from USA. Cocktail: Pepito’s Slingshot

Judged by a tip-top panel headed up by Simon Difford and including Simon Webster from Barlife UK and Luca Cordiglieri from China Tang it proved a difficult day’s work whittling the 17 semi-finalists down to five.

“The definition of what a Sling actually is was stretched to the breaking point by some competitors in their quest to stand out while others stuck to a recognizable riff on a Singapore Sling with unexpected flavors such as tea, celery and rhubarb,” said Difford. “Sampling these very individual 17 drinks made for a most interesting day with Cherry Heering which rightfully shined through in the best entries”.

Taoufike, Nick, Sigrid, Aron and Jon will travel to Berlin for the Peter F. Heering final on 7th and 8th October during Berlin Bar Convent.


2014 Peter F Heering Sling Award Announce 44 Global Finalists on

Having grown from 27 competing countries in 2014 to 44 this year, the Heering Sling Awards have evolved into proper global competition.

The first stages of this year’s comp have taken place, with the winners of national heats being announced, and making up the global pool of finalists.

Moving forward, the finalists will now be tasked with promoting their drinks in bars and to the public, with the assistance of a stipend from Heering. You can view their efforts on the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards Facebook page.

The next steps involve a semi final on August 26th in London, and global final at Berlin Bar Convent over the 7-8th October this year.

Congratulations to everyone who won their National heat, and a special slap on the back to David Hoggan from The Hoxton Pony for becoming the UK’s representative.




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