Castle & Key
Cocktail Competition

A great gin deserves a great cocktail. We invite all trailblazing Kentucky and Tennessee bartenders to participate in our Cocktail Competition by submitting a recipe using Castle & Key Restoration Release Gin and at least one from-scratch ingredient.

Hawthorn Beverage Group will narrow down the entries to 10 finalists, who will be announced by June 21st. On July 12th, the creators of the top 10 cocktails will be invited to Castle & Key Distillery for an on-site competition and chance to win a $500 Castle & Key gift card and an all-expense-paid trip to the San Diego Spirits Festival.

JUNE 7TH, 2018

JULY 12TH, 2018


  • + One “from-scratch” ingredient
  • + All tools must be provided by bartender at the competition

Winner Details

  • + $500 Castle & Key gift card
  • + All expense paid trip to the San Diego Spirits Festival (Aug. 25-26)

Submit a Recipe

  • 1. The entire contest and enjoyment of winnings is separate and apart from the regular relationship of industry member and trade buyer.
    2. The participants employer is aware of the employee participating.