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MOST IMAGINATIVE BARTENDER (MIB) COMPETITION CROWNS WINNER

Yesterday in Philadelphia (9/24), New York’s Mark Tubridy (21 Club) was crowned the Regional Winner of Bombay Sapphire’s 13th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender (MIB) Competition. Tubridy beat out other top bartenders from Orlando, New York, Savannah, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, showcasing the artistry that goes into making an imaginative cocktail. Next month in October, Tubridy and the 11 other top mixologists from across North America will head to England – the home of Bombay Sapphire and its Laverstoke Distillery – for an immersive gin education tour before competing in the competition finals in February 2020 in Chicago. Tubridy will also compete in the Canvas Challenge, a new component of the program which will task the top 12 finalists to bring an original creative idea of any medium to life for a chance to win a $25,000 grant prize and a mentorship by a creative visionary.

Over the last two days, 12 of eastern North America’s top bartenders stirred creativity and presented their most elaborate cocktails to an esteemed panel of judges. As the regional competition came to an end, Tubridy’s “Songbird” cocktail (recipe below) was named the Most Imaginative based on flavor, appearance, presentation, and imagination. Also claiming a spot in the top 12 and advancing to the finale are Atlanta’s Keyatta Mincey-Parker (Bonton), Miami’s Derek Stilmann (The Sylvester Bar), and New Orleans’ Maggie Morgan (Bar Tonique).

Here are the four mouth-watering winning recipes:

Songbird

Created by Mark Tubridy (21 Club)

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire

.75 oz Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter

.75 oz Black pepper fig syrup

.75 oz coffee infused verjus blanc

.15 oz citrate syrup

Eve’s Pot Liquor

Created by Keyatta Mincey-Parker (Bonton) 

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire

.5 oz Chareau Aloe Liqueur

1 bar spoon of Fernet Branca

.75 oz Lemon

.75 oz Simple

.5 oz collard green juice

1 oz green apple juice

2 drops saline

Culture to Culture

Created by Derek Stilmann (The Sylvester Bar)

1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire

1.5 oz Mango Kombucha

.75 oz Martini Ambrato

.75 oz Kefir with nitro muddled juniper

.5 oz honey steeped with angelica root

.5 oz minus 8 verjus

Southern Belle

Created by Maggie Morgan (Bar Tonique)

2 oz Bombay Sapphire

.75 oz Red Bell Pepper Syrup

.75 oz lemon

2 dashes bitter truth celery bitters

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, spirits, mixology, bartender

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation 13th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender Semifinalists Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin

Top 36 Bartenders Stir Creativity Vie for $25,000 Creative Grant and Mentorship by Creative Visionary 

Hamilton, Bermuda (September 3, 2019) – Tales of the Cocktail Foundation announces today the semifinalists of the 13th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB Competition) presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin. The esteemed cocktail MIB Competition, which seeks out mixologists at the forefront of the industry and provides them with a platform to let their imagination and creativity shine, will kick off the regional stage this September through three (3) competitions held in Nashville (Central), Philadelphia (East), and Portland (West). The 36 semifinalists from across North America will vie for a spot in the top 12 and advance to the finals in February 2020.  The MIB Competition will be held in Chicago, the hometown of the 2018 Most Imaginative Bartender, Carley Gaskin. Driven by the belief that everyone is born creative, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is introducing the Canvas Challenge to this year’s program. The new challenge will task the top 12 finalists to discover their artistic potential and showcase their creativity for a chance to win a $25,000 grant prize and a mentorship by a creative visionary.

According to BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin Brand Director Tom Spaven, the new challenge is a way to encourage bartenders to take their creativity to the next level as he notes: “Each year, the Most Imaginative Bartender competition brings together a group of boundary-pushing bartenders who use BOMBAY SAPPHIRE as the ultimate tool to stir creativity in a glass. Through the incredible work of past participants, we realize the program is not just a competition, but a forum for expression across many different creative mediums. I’m excited to see how this year’s semifinalists will bring the industry to new heights and explore their passions outside of mixology”.

Throughout September, the semifinalists will participate in an invigorating two-day program, aimed to encourage bartenders to stir creativity outside of the traditional lines of the industry. On the first day, all semifinalists will present their masterpiece in a glass to a panel of judges. Following the MIB Competition portion, the program is introducing a new aspect in an effort to encourage self-expression, in which the semifinalists will participate in an educational activity geared towards exploring new creative mediums. Upon completion, the regional winners will head to England in October for an immersive gin discovery tour at the home of the brand’s BREEAM award-winning distillery, Laverstoke Mill. During the week-long tour all finalists will participate in educational programming that will help prepare them for the finale in February 2020.  In addition to the prizes awarded to the final winner, all 12 finalists will collaborate with PUNCH Media for a special cocktail book to debut in 2020.

The 2018 champion Carley Gaskin shared a few words of inspiration for the semifinalists, stating: “The Most Imaginative Bartender Competition encouraged me to explore new forms of self-expression through mixology, while introducing me to a wealth of invaluable resources within the industry. I couldn’t be more excited for this year’s semifinalists to embark on this incredible journey and wish them the best of luck”. 

For more information please visit www.mostimaginativebartender.com. 

Top 36  Semi-Finalists:


EAST

Edward Hansel – New York

Mark Tubridy – New York

Arianna Shaljian – New York

Solomon Thomas – Philadelphia

Valentino Longo – Miami

Derek Stilmann – Miami

Peter Hannah – Orlando

Cody Henson – Savannah

Niall McCourt – St. Pete

Keyatta Mincey-Parker – Atlanta

Sam Treadway – Massachusetts

Michael Rizk – Quebec 


CENTRAL

Maggie Morgan – New Orleans

Terance Robson – Austin 

Nikolas Zoylinos – Austin

Alexis Mijares – Austin

Christa Havican – Houston

Marlowe Johnson – Michigan

Tripper Duval – Wisconsin

David Yee – Columbus

Marta Ess – Ontario

Holly Caverly – Ontario

Jayare Wuo – Chicago


WEST

Cameron Holck – Portland

Estanislado Orona – Portland

Lydia McLuen – Portland

Jamie Socci – Portland

Emilio Salehi – San Francisco

Christian Suzuki – San Francisco

Derrick Li – San Francisco

Shaun Dunn – Los Angeles

Alex Jump – Denver

TJ Vong – Denver

Andrew Woodley – Hawaii

Danielle Pingert – Saskatchewen


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FERGIE

FERGIE UNVEILS EXTENDED TRAILER FOR

DOUBLE DUTCHESS: SEEING DOUBLE

THE VISUAL EXPERIENCE

ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE SEPTEMBER 22

VISUAL EXPERIENCE OPENS NATIONWIDE EXCLUSIVELY IN

IPIC® THEATERS SEPTEMBER 20

Watch Trailer HERE

Today, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and global superstar Fergie shares a new extended trailer for DOUBLE DUTCHESS: SEEING DOUBLE.

Watch it HERE.

DOUBLE DUTCHESS is her mega-anticipated second full-length opus and very first visual album “experience”, Double Dutchess: Seeing Double-out September 22 via her own label Dutchess Music/BMG.

Fergie ignited a flurry of anticipation last week when she announced the details of DOUBLE DUTCHESS. Now, she unveils a taste of what audiences everywhere can expect when this body of work arrives. The trailer showcases all of the high-wire action, tearful drama, sexy romance, and dark humor that defines the Double Dutchess: Seeing Double. It immediately amplifies the excitement for what promises to be “the music event of 2017.” Experience the trailer now!

Tickets are also available for the nationwide one-night only premiere of the entire Double Dutchess: Seeing Double visual experience September 20, 2017 exclusively at iPic® Theaters nationwide. Pre-order tickets HERE.

The Dutchess has returned!

Check out the full tracklisting:

  1. Hungry (feat. Rick Ross)
  2. Like It Ain’t Nuttin’
  3. You Already Know (feat. Nicki Minaj)
  4. Just Like You
  5. A Little Work
  6. Life Goes On
  7. M.I.L.F. $
  8. Save It Til Morning
  9. Enchanté (Carine) (feat. Axl Jack)
  10. Tension
  11. L.A.LOVE (la la) (feat. YG)
  12. Love Is Blind
  13. Love Is Pain

ABOUT FERGIE:

Influencing a generation of stars to follow, Fergie remains pop’s leading lady. On September 21, the eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum solo artist doubles down on her anxiously awaited visual experience and second full-length album, Double Dutchess-the first release for her own Dutchess Music the label she founded in partnership with BMG during 2017. This blockbuster follows up one of the most successful albums of this century the Dutchess, which sold 7.2 million albums and 29 million tracks around the globe and yielded three #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and Top 5 smashes “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy.” She also remains a driving force in The Black Eyed Peas whose legacy eclipses sales of 35 million records and 60 million tracks over the course of four multi-platinum offerings. Once again, she sets the pace for pop. 

About iPic® Theaters

Established in 2006 by Hamid Hashemi, iPic® Theaters is America’s premier luxury restaurant-and-theater brand. A pioneer of the dine-in theater concept, iPic® Theaters mission is to provide visionary entertainment escapes, presenting high-quality, chef-driven culinary and mixology in architecturally unique destinations that include premium movie theaters and bar/restaurants. iPic® Theaters currently operates 16 locations with 121 screens in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin and new locations planned for California, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and New York. For more information, visit www.iPic.com.

About The Tuck Room

A Tuck Hospitality Group Concept 

The Tuck Room is an award-winning spirited drinking + dining den owned and operated by iPic Entertainment and helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Sherry Yard. This NYC, LA, Miami and Houston hotspot is known for its clandestine vibrant social drinking and dining destinations and celebrity clientele. Personable bartenders serve bang-up cocktails featuring location-specific beverage menu curation by Corporate Sommelier/Executive Bartender, Adam Seger, who believes in ‘drinking like you eat’. Garden-fresh ingredients come together in a curated ‘NYC’ liquid time capsule featuring exclusive recipes by the Godfathers of New York Cocktail Culture – while LA’s Tuck Tavern serves up a liquid love letter to Los Angeles, paying homage to cocktail history and culture. The Tuck Room menu presents unique and artful takes on classic and craveable American flavors that come together with a Farmer’s Market focus, meant to be enjoyed with enthusiasm and pleasure. From NYC’s extensive rare Madeira Wine Library to the Heizenberg liquid nitrogen infusion machine, a trip to The Tuck Room is anything but ordinary. For more information, visit www.thetuckroom.com.

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