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Caorunn Gin celebrates their ten year anniversary by launching an international cocktail competition, the 10 Year Switch.

Caorunn gin, made with locally foraged botanicals in a Scottish whisky distillery, have today launched an international cocktail competition, the 10 Year Switch, to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.

The competition, now open for entry, will give bartenders across the United Kingdom and United States, a once in a lifetime opportunity to build their personal profile on an international platform by showcasing their cocktail creativity to the world.

Ryan Chetiyawardana has been named as the Head Judge of the 10 Year Switch and is set to judge the international final in New York City on 31 July, 2019 – Caorunn’s official 10-year anniversary. Paloma Alos, Managing Director of Difford’s Guide, one of the world’s largest and most visited drinks guides, is set to judge the five key regional finals in the UK alongside Caorunn gin master, Simon Buley. 

The 10 Year Switch invites participants to share a personally curated cocktail that celebrates the Scottish heritage of Caorunn gin and embraces the creative influence of American Culture.

Cocktails should be submitted online before 3 May, 2019 and will be judged against four distinct categories: Fusion of Scottish heritage and American influence, accentuating the character of Caorunn gin, well-balanced and crafted taste profile and finally, distinctiveness of serve.

Caorunn’s judging panel will select the very best of the online entries, and successful UK bartenders will be invited to attend one of the regional finals in either London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester or Leeds. Finalists will be asked to prepare and present their 10 Year Switch cocktail and a winner will be chosen from each city. 

The five hand-picked finalists from each UK city will be flown to New York City on an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the international final on 31 July, 2019.

There, two international winners will be selected from each country, with the UK champion also awarded with the honour of seeing their 10 Year Switch cocktail named as Caorunn’s signature serve in the UK. Both winners will receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to switch countries, working in one of the coolest bars in NYC and London and the chance to experience American and British culture at their finest.  

Applicants are invited to submit their signature Caorunn cocktail online before Sunday 5 May, 2019 by going to