[Sponsored] You’ve one week to try cocktails inspired by the community heroes of some of Australia’s top bartenders
Chivas Masters Week is returning this year to celebrate the best bartenders (and some of the tastiest drinks) Australia has to offer. Chivas has selected six finalist bartenders from across the country who’ve impressed the judges with their bespoke cocktails, all of which you can try at your local bartender’s regular bar from April 16 to 22.
This year the theme of Chivas Masters Week is ‘community’, with each of the top finalists creating a cocktail inspired by someone special in their local community. From housemates to farmers each bartender has paid homage to someone who has played an important role in their community, and effortlessly encapsulated them in a delectable Chivas cocktail.
Sydney finalist Louis Macpherson from the Baxter Inn will be whipping up the ‘Boogie Woogie’ ($19): a cocktail inspired by Macpherson’s coffee roaster housemate Yuri. The cocktail represents the intertwining of Sydney’s café and bar cultures, with many of the ingredients reflecting the shared similarities between coffee and whisky. The cocktail (which includes Chivas Regal 12-year-old, cardamom and Hay-infused clarified rice milk and espresso syrup) is named after the coffee shop near the Strathisla distillery in Scotland – the traditional distillery for Chivas Regal whisky.
Head into your local finalist’s bar tonight to try the limited edition cocktail and show your support. Throughout Chivas Masters Week there will also be nightly giveaways on Instagram where you can win a bottle of Chivas Mizunara to share with your friends. To enter just snap a pic of your favourite finalist cocktail, upload it to Instagram and tag it with #chivasmasters.
Chivas Masters Week is on throughout Australia from April 16 to 22.