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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Search Is on for America's Undiscovered Bartending Talents

Imbibe is excited to partner with DRAMBUIE to find undiscovered bartenders in cities across America, and you’re invited to join the Pursuit! From September 28 through November 17, bartenders in seven U.S. cities (Denver; Columbus, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; Philadelphia; New York; Portland, Ore.; and Austin, Texas) will showcase their talents during a series of exclusive competitions and cocktail parties. Cocktail enthusiasts are invited to watch the competition, and even participate by sampling each competitor’s drink and then casting their vote for their favorite. Event guests, along with a panel of industry judges, will evaluate the signature cocktails on presentation, flavor and creativity and select one lucky winning bartender from each city.

All winning bartenders will have their cocktails entered into a final competition in which each of the seven regional cocktails will be judged in order to choose one national winner. That national winner will be featured on imbibemagazine.com and PursuitOf1745.com and will receive a trip to the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail festival as a DRAMBUIE ambassador.

So join us in our pursuit to find some of America’s most exciting undiscovered bartenders. Click here to see a list of upcoming dates, cities and locations, and to RSVP to attend any of these events (space is limited, so be sure to RSVP before tickets are gone). Entry is free, but you must be 21 years or older to attend.

The first competition and party will take place in Denver, September 28–29. For additional info on times and locations, check out PursuitOf1745.com. We hope to see you there!