UPDATE 09.13: Devin Cutler from Bathtub Gin won the popular vote with “First Come, First Served," a mixture of Woodinville Whiskey Headlong White Dog Whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, Blackberry Mint Shrub, and Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters.
On Tuesday, September 6 eight local bartenders made drinks at Tini Bigs for a panel of judges.
The event took place in advance of Tilth Producers’s Washington Organic Week, the public will chose a winner from among the four finalists today.
But which bartenders competed? You may well ask. These:
Andrew Bohrer of Rob Roy, Ross Lincoff of The Hunt Club, Rich Fox of Poquitos, Tiffany Friday from Taste, Eric Patno at Epulo Bistro (that’s in Edmonds), Jason Saura from Naga Lounge, Bathtub Gin’s Devin Cutler, and Stephen Nogler, also employed by The Hunt Club.
And who judged their drinks?
Tom Douglas did, and so did Seattle Weekly editor Mike Seely, and Shane Shar, who won this same competition last year. These illustrious cocktail tasters selected four finalists from the group, and those finalists will make their drinks from 6 to 10:30pm on Monday, September 12 at Tini Bigs. The public will select a winner.
Each competing cocktail had to contain two alcoholic ingredients, and one of those ingredients has to appear on a list of local products that includes Woodinville Whiskey’s Peabody Jones vodka, Scrappy’s Bitters, and the Battlepoint Organic Wheat Whiskey from Bainbridge Organic Distillers.