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WORLD CLASS 2024 Entry Challenges

The Challenge


This year, WORLD CLASS will once again take you into the world of Fine Drinking and challenges you to elevate your drink creations to a higher level. The Entry Challenges for this year's WORLD CLASS Competition 2024 are

DON JULIO - 2030 PALOMA & THE SINGLETON - AT THE DISCO

From February 27th, 2024, 12:00 am until March 19th, 2024, 11:59pm, you have the opportunity to showcase your skills and acquired knowledge through the online application, aiming to qualify for the Semi Final of the WORLD CLASS Competition 2024. Convince us of your creativity and create an unforgettable drink that cleverly incorporates ONE of the two Entry Challenges. We are excited!

Also explore here all other WORLD CLASS Studio Modules – they not only serve as general training sessions but also as a foundation for your preparation for the various competition phases that may come your way further down the competition.

Below, you'll find detailed explanations of the various studio modules and the main focus of the WORLD CLASS Competition 2024.

DON JULIO - 2030 PALOMA


The cocktail culture is constantly evolving, and our WORLD CLASS bartenders have been setting the future trends for over a decade. This also goes for Don Julio whose tradition is always to be one step ahead of time.
It's your opportunity to look forward and showcase the future of classic Tequila cocktails.

CHALLENGE BRIEF

It's the year 2030, and we want you to create a forward-thinking Paloma cocktail representing your city. We want to see why this modern classic is relevant to your city, and why you think it's the future of the classic Paloma.

CHALLENGE RULES


Create a Don Julio - 2030 Paloma

  • You must use at least 30 ml of Don Julio in your 2030 Paloma.
  • You are free to use any expression of Don Julio.
  • The choice of ice, serving style and glassware is entirely up to you.
  • It's up to you how many ingredients you include in your drink. However, a maximum of two home-made ingredients may be used and please make sure that they are easy for everyone to replicate.
  • The garnish and decoration are at your discretion and do not count as homemade ingredients. They should be integrated into the story of your drink and contribute to the overall aesthetics.

In your story on your Don Julio – 2030 Paloma creation, please address the following questions (max. 250 words):

  • Why do you believe this cocktail is the future Paloma in your city?
  • How have you incorporated your local twist?
  • What techniques have you used?

SCORING CRITERIA


TASTE & APPEARANCE – 30 points
  • Does the recipe and description sound inspiring? 
  • Is the drink balanced and dies the Don Julio shine?
  • Would you order the drink from a menu?
  • How visually appealing is the drink? Does the garnish and glassware complement the serve?
STORYTELLING – 30 points
  • Is clearly showcased why this drink is the future Don Julio Paloma?
LOCAL TWIST – 20 points
  • Is a localized flavor or technique incorporated into the drink and did work in it?
INNOVATION – 20 points
  • How innovative is the drink? Is it the future?

 

TOTAL – 100 points

THE SINGLETON - AT THE DISCO

This is not your usual single malt whisky challenge!
The Singleton of Dufftown is an inviting whisky that thrives on bringing people together, telling stories and discovering flavours in unexpected ways. Disco drinks have been doing just that for decades and are now celebrating their comeback. The Singleton demands a place at the party!

CHALLENGE BRIEFING

Take the judges on a multi-sensory journey by creating an innovative Singleton "Disco" cocktail that showcases flavour in an unexpected but fun way with The Singleton of Dufftown. Show us what a luxurious disco could look like.

CHALLENGE RULES


Create a The Singleton - At The Disco

  • You must use at least 30ml of The Singleton of Dufftown for your drink.
  • It is up to you which The Singleton of Dufftown variant you would like to use.
  • The choice of ice, serving style and glassware is entirely up to you.
  • Don't forget the disco! And find a suitable song to accompany your cocktail!
  • It's up to you how many ingredients you include in your drink. However, a maximum of two home-made ingredients may be used and please make sure that they are easy for everyone to replicate.
  • The garnish and decoration are at your discretion and do not count as homemade ingredients. They should be integrated into the story of your drink and contribute to the overall aesthetics.

In your story about your creation with The Singleton of Dufftown, you should answer the following questions (max. 250 words):

  • How has The Singleton elevated the disco?
  • Why does your chosen song support your drink?
  • How have you captured flavour in an unexpected way?

SCORING CRITERIA


TASTE – 40 points
  • Does the recipe and description sound inspiring?
  • Would you order the drink from a menu?
AESTHETICS & EXPERIENCE – 30 points
  • How visually appealing is the drink? Does the garnish and glassware complement the serve?
  • Did the song elevate the cocktail?
STORYTELLING – 20 points
  • Did the creation take you on a journey with a clear and entertaining narrative?
CHALLENGE BONUS – 10 points
  • Has the serve been elevated to a luxury standard?

 

TOTAL – 100 points

APPLICATION


The registration period starts on February 27th, 2024, 00:00 am and ends on March 19th, 2024, 11:59 pm. You can find the digital entry form here

You must submit the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Cocktail name, recipe & method
  • supporting paragraph (max. 250 words explaining the story or inspiration behind your cocktail)
  • 1x cocktail image with the bottle of the selected brand
  • 1x cocktail image with the bottle of the selected brand and Yourself
  • Extra for The Singleton of Dufftown Challenge: a link to your chosen song!

SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Share your cocktail image with your name and description on Instagram
Tag @worldclass, #makeitworldclass, #worldclass2024
Tag your choosen brand @thesingletonwhisky @donjuliotequila
Tag the Brand Ambassadors @sembossy, @_ba_simone, @bernhard_worldclass_ba, @scotchsupply

 

Applications will only be considered if they are submitted within the specified timeframe and if you work as a bartender in Germany. Click here for the terms and conditions.

In the first phase of the competition, your drink will be judged on the basis of your submission. Details and comprehensibility of the story, recipe and production method are important in order for the drink to be considered and evaluated accordingly.

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