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Art of Bartending competition at Jupiter Artland Sculpture park by X MUSE


X MUSE, the art-infused Scottish blended barley vodka, is excited to host the final of the second edition of the Art of Bartending Competition on 4 and 5 June. The competition will reunite talented GB bartenders to demonstrate their creativity through two bespoke cocktails creations: one drawing inspiration from their favourite contemporary artwork or artist and the other their version of a perfect vodka martini. The competition is designed to push the boundaries of imaginative mixology and champion the technical precision and sophistication. 

The two-day competition will be hosted in X MUSE’s spiritual home, the Jupiter Artland, located just outside Edinburgh, on 5 June from 11:30am to 5:30pm – Art of Bartending Competition and witness/hear about the bartenders’ creative process for the occasion.

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Art of Bartending Competition finalists: 

  • Ross Campbell, The Ivy, Glasgow
  • Caitlin Saunders, One Square Bar, The Sheraton, Edinburgh
  • Dario Orsili, 100 Hotel Princess Street, Edinburgh
  • Oli Rahman, Inn the Park, Winchester
  • Stevie Burton, The Guards Bar at Raffles Hotel, London
  • Jack Porter, The Gothic Bar at Midland Grand London
  • Sharon Carrara, The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, London

Last year’s winner of the inaugural competition – quickly gaining in popularity for its distinctive art lens (X MUSE even had a bar at the Venice Biennale preview week) – was Ali Polyakov, Senior Bartender of Bacchanalia in London.

The first day of the competition which is on Tuesday 4 June at 4pm, which will also take place in Jupiter Artland’s X MUSE Temple:

  • Cocktail Trends’ by Gary Sharpen from Cocktail Lovers
  • Cocktails as a Creative Artistic Medium’ by artist Anya Gallaccio – whose amethyst grotto resides at the award-winning sculpture park and is also one of the competition judges

The talks will be followed by the exceptional Jupiter Artland and X MUSE’s Wild Dining at 18:45, hosted by award-winning Chef David Millar.

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