CHICAGO: Calling All Bartenders & Baristas! Enter The Slane Irish Coffee Showdown

The union of Irish Whiskey and Coffee has a long storied history in cocktail culture. In celebration of this classic combination, Slane Irish Whiskey is teaming up with Metropolis Coffee Company to uncover Chicago’s best Irish Coffee cocktail in the Irish Coffee Showdown.  Bartenders and baristas in the Chicago area are invited to team up and craft their original Irish Coffee cocktail recipes using Slane Irish Whiskey for the chance to win cash, prizes, and the title for Chicago’s Best Irish Coffee!  The online cocktail recipe submission period starts on September 9th and stays open through November 17th, 2019.

After the submission period, online voting will immediately be open to the public starting November 17th, 2019 through January 15th, 2020 and prizes will be awarded to the three most popular cocktails.  For the next round, eight teams will be selected from online submissions to compete at the LIVE finals at Metropolis Coffee Company on January 23rd, 2020 where the grand prize winning Irish Coffee cocktail will be determined by an expert panel of judges.

To enter the Irish Coffee Showdown and for more information on the competition, visit  the following link

Slane Irish Coffee Showdown

How to Enter 

  1. Establish your team. Teams must consistent of one bartender and one barista
  2. Align on your team’s Irish Coffee recipe
  3. Enter your Cocktail Name, Recipe, Photo and Team Information ONLINE HERE

Words from Alex Conyngham, Co-Founder of Slane Irish Whiskey

“Slane Irish Whiskey has a smooth yet robust flavour profile thanks to its triple cask maturation which combines Virgin Oak, Seasoned American Whiskey and Oloroso Casks. The resulting complexity makes it an intriguing match for the intensity and depth of flavour found in coffee which is why bringing them together in a cocktail such as an Irish coffee works so well.

We recognize that Bartenders & Baristas both hone their craft around designing drinks that are all about flavour. This competition gives them a platform to collaborate on creating cocktails that push beyond the boundaries of the traditional Irish Coffee.”

For more on Slane Irish Whiskey visit and @slanewhiskey on social media. 

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