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Competition Details

Wish your were here

Silent Pool Gin was inspired by iconic views of the Surrey Hills just outside of London, England and we want you to create a thoughtful Silent Pool Gin cocktail inspired by your favorite view.
Transport us away with your libation creation for a chance to be whisked off on an exclusive, once in a lifetime trip to the Surrey Hills that inspired the intricately crafted gin from Silent Pool Distillers.  
Silent Pool Distillers Norcal Competition   To participate, send us a story, recipe and picture of a cocktail of your own creation that represents a favorite memory of yours. Taste us through a day at the beach or drink us through the Redwoods or anywhere else that has moved you. Capture a moment in a glass, one that may have been fleeting or perhaps one that you experience daily that brings you peace and inspiration. Transport us to a favorite view or the surroundings of an important moment; describe and show to us, in flavors, what brings you back to that moment.


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Fine print

Online submissions will be welcomed June 1st through July 10th, with finalists from each participating market San Francisco/East Bay, South Bay/Central Coast, and Sacramento/North Bay notified via email by July 15th, 2019. The showdown events will take place in each participating market and we’ll advise closer to the date. If you have any suggestions for a great location please let us know and we’ll take a look. Six to eight finalists will be selected from the online submissions to go head-to-head in a live event showcasing their cocktails in a batched punch or small portion serving style in late July. The winner will be selected by your fellow competitors and the wider audience attending. That’s right, the judges are the event attendees so there’s all to play for! Dress your table to impress and tell the stories of the cocktail and the view or memory that inspired it to romance the audience as they tour the room, for your chance to fly to England and visit the Silent Pool Distillery. Finalists must have a valid passport for travel.

   Silent Pool Distillers Norcal Competition  



The cocktail must use Silent Pool Gin as the main alcoholic ingredient and contain no less than 1.5 oz. of Silent Pool Gin.

The online cocktail must have no more than 3 oz. of alcohol and must not exceed 5 ingredients, excluding garnish and ice.

All ingredients must be legal and potable.

Finalists must bring all ingredients, garnishes, specialty ice and decor, as well as any tools or equipment required for serving.

Fire is prohibited.

Silent Pool Distillers will provide gin for the day of the event and all finalists will take away a bottle too.

Online submissions will be scored on story and inspiration/creativity linking story to cocktail, thoughtfulness of ingredients, appearance and cocktail name.

Finalists will be judged by competitors and attendees for flavour, overall presentation and decor of table, balance and presentation of large format cocktail, and how the story is expressed through drink and presentation.

Voting mechanic will be revealed at the event.

Be sure to include contestant details, name, confirm over 21, bar and city, phone, email.

For further details contact your Northern California Wine Warehouse rep or email




Wine Warehouse California