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The Plantation Rum Cup is THE 2022 Bar Team competition open to EVERYONE working in a bar. Just as a venue does with its people, Plantation Rum is about showcasing the unique terroirs of rums from all over the world – from the Caribbean to South America and the Asia Pacific – they use individual ‘savoir-faire’ to bring to light each signature style. The Plantation Rum Cup is an all-inclusive competition extended to the whole team of a venue who create or enhance the guests’ experience – as everyone knows, it’s not only the bartender that represents the venue.
The competition is divided into 3 key Phases:

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THE PLANTATION SIGNATURE COCKTAIL CAMPAIGN

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THE JUDGING

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THE GRAND FINAL

Please check the Key Rules & Timeline section for more information on the
entry requirement .

Rum is one of the most diverse spirits that exists. Each country or production zone is its own unique “terroir” with unique characteristics, a particular soil, traditional growing patterns, and specific techniques.

The same can be said for the people in bars, who flaunt their own signature styles, by hosting, drink making, venue preparation, serving and more, using their expert know-how to creating experiences for their guests, or as Alexandre Gabriel, Master Blender of Plantation Rum calls it, their ‘savoir-faire’. This bodes the Plantation Rum Cup.

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PARTICIPATING TERRITORIES

The competition is open to Australia & New Zealand bars.

Selected territories in Australia:

Queensland,
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory,
Victoria & Tasmania,
South Australia & Northern Territory,
Western Australia.

Selected territories in New Zealand:

Auckland & surrounds,
Wellington & surrounds,
Queenstown, Christchurch & surrounds.

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

    Each Bar Team needs to be two or three members.

    This is open to EVERYONE working in the bar: bartender, chef, barback, waitress/waiter etc..

    In each bar team at least one bartender is needed.

    Show us your cocktail & hosting skills !

    Please check the Key Rules & Timeline section for more information on the
    entry requirement .

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    HOW TO PARTICIPATE

    • Compose your Bar Team: minimum of 1 bartender and up to 3 members from the Bar
    • Create your Plantation Signature Cocktail
    • Register online and submit your cocktail
    • Promote your Signature cocktail in venue for 6 weeks minimum.

    You will be contacted by the local Plantation Rum distributor – Proof & Company – for the next steps.

    Check out the KEY RULES & TIMELINE for additional information.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENT:

    For bartenders & venue’s employees to be eligible to enter the Plantation Rum Cup:

    (a.) They must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time that they enter the Competition; and

    (b.) the Plantation rum variant used in their cocktail must be available at the bar where they are employed.

    Proof & Company – Plantation Rum distributor in Australia & New Zealand – will decide in its sole discretion whether the applications fulfil these entry requirements.

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    TIMELINE & INFORMATION

    • Registration period: 1st June to 6th July 2022 – last day to register and submit your Plantation Signature cocktail –
    • Plantation Rum cocktail campaign: 10th July – 21st August 2022
    • AU & NZ Finalists announcement: 29th August 2022 (tbc)
    • Grand Final & Bar Team winner announcement: Monday 20th September during Sydney Bar Week (tbc)

    PLANTATION RUM PRODUCTS

    Bar Teams would be able to choose the Plantation rums of their choice for their cocktails.
    Below are examples of recommended Plantation rums that can be used - including Special blends offering bonus point if used for the cocktail.

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    Plantation 3 Stars READ MORE
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    Plantation Original Dark READ MORE
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    Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple READ MORE
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    Plantation O.F.T.D Overproof READ MORE
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    Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry READ MORE
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    Plantation Barbados 5 years READ MORE
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    Plantation XO 20th Anniversary READ MORE

    If any questions regarding the available Plantation rums, feel free to contact: info@plantationrumcup.com