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Glasgow gin bar wins World Gin Day contest with Irn-Bru cocktail

A bar in Glasgow has been named winner of the Brockmans World Gin Day 2016 ‘Brocktails' competition.

Published: June 13, 2016
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Gin lovers voted overwhelmingly for the drink developed by Gin Bar 71 in Glasgow: the Irn Bro cocktail.

For World Gin Day on 11th June, Brockmans shortlisted five cocktails devised by bars across the world and invited gin lovers to vote for their favourite. Gin Bar 71 gained 2011 of the 4768 votes, gathered via Facebook.

Bars were invited to enter unique cocktail recipes - dubbed ‘Brocktails' - resulting in entries from France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the UK and the USA.

Brockmans has now announced the 5 finalists for 11 June 2016 - World Gin Day - with a public vote being launched to pick the worldwide winner. The finalists were:

• Irn Bro - Gin Bar 71, Glasgow

• Woman at Night: La Habanera, Madrid

• Lord of the Gins: The Churchill, New York

• Black and Stormy: Rev. J. W. Simpson, London

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Bob Fowkes, co-Founder and Marketing Director of Brockmans Gin said: "Many of the entries from all over the world were simply brilliant and the five short-listed cocktails were all exceptional. We thank them for entering and congratulate Gin Bar 71 and their cocktail Irn Bro, a truly wonderful twist on a classic."

Brockmans worked with the mixologists at the Pleased To Meet You bar in Newcastle to create the Brocktail recipes entered. Bob Fowkes added: "We thank PTMY's team for helping to make this contest so successful and being such a perfect host venue".

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