Auchentoshan Switch Announces European Finalists | Final on Tuesday 28th October at Looking Glass Cocktail Club in London | 24th October, 2014

Two talented bartenders will get the chance to “Switch” continents and work in a top London and New York bar 

It’s the final stage of the third AUCHENTOSHAN SWITCH, as the bartender talent search presented by Auchentoshan® Scotland’s only triple-distilled single malt whisky selects its European winner in the finals set to take place on Tuesday 28th October at Looking Glass Cocktail Club in London.

Nine talented bar tenders from London to Stockholm have been selected to battle it out in front of esteemed judges Rachel Barrie (Auchentoshan’s Master Blender), Danilo Tersigni (Mr Fogg’s) and reigning European Switch champion Aidan Bowie to be named this year’s winner and be awarded the experience of a lifetime, a two week residency at New York’s esteemed Employees Only bar.

The Auchentoshan Switch 3.0 finalists are:

  • Neil Donachie: Beaufort Bar, The Savoy, London

  • Sara Cook: Babylon, The Roof Gardens, Kensington, London

  • Joyce Brabban: Coast to Coast, Norwich

  • Michael Cameron: Guy’s Restaurant,Glasgow

  • Mattia Conti: China Tang @ The Dorchester

  • Torsten Spuhn: Modern Masters Bar, Erfurt

  • Adrian Schulz: Ciba Mato, Stuttgart

  • Michele Heinrich: Roomers, Frankfurt

  • Madeleine Rapp: Tweed, Stockholm

The final will see the bar tenders work through two heats, firstly they will showcase their competition entry, followed by a mystery box round.  They must also impress their judges with their knowledge and passion for Auchentoshan throughout the rounds.

“The caliber of entries this year has been outstanding and we’re incredibly excited to see the nine European finalists bring their A game to the final next week.” says Alasdair Dickinson, Global Brand Ambassador for Auchentoshan. “We’ve met our goal of creating a bigger better competition this year and our supportive bar tending community has been brilliant in getting involved. I look forward to seeing who wins this once in a lifetime experience.”

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