The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The Reid Global Cocktail Competition kicks off

Cardrona Distillery has announced the launch of The Reid Global Cocktail Competition, where bartenders from New Zealand, the UK and the USA will compete for the championship title.

Kicking off on Thursday, 1 February, the global competition asks bartenders to share a signature cocktail made with The Reid Single Malt Vodka, highlighting its distinctive flavour while sharing their excitement for The Reid.

“This competition is a celebration of the bartending community and we look forward to celebrating all the
wonderful The Reid cocktails and the bartenders who’ve made them,” says Desiree Reid, Managing
Director of Cardrona Distillery.

“The lucky 12 who make it to the grand final round can look forward to the trip of a lifetime as we introduce them to all the amazing sights and adventures this region has to offer, along with the opportunity to visit the home of The Reid.”

The Reid Vodka is a single malt vodka handcrafted in the Cardrona Valley and is made from three carefully selected ingredients – pristine alpine water from Mount Cardrona, barley from the rich Canterbury plains and distiller’s yeast.

The result is a decadently rich single malt vodka with notes of pear drops, lemon, toffee and malt biscuits.

“Our terroir here in the Cardrona Valley, combined with the raw materials we use, imparts unique
characteristics that result in a decadently rich, weighted spirit,” says Reid.

“The Reid is a beautiful vodka filled with character and flavour, which lends itself to special and unique crafted cocktails.”

The Reid Global Cocktail Competition has four phases – the first round is the entry period, which runs from 1 February 2024 – 29 March 2024 and asks bartenders in the USA, UK and NZ to submit their
cocktail via an entry form found at

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