Alan Glynn from 37 Dawson Street in Dublin has been crowned the 2017 Shortcross Gin Signature Serve winner, as Ireland’s best bartenders assembled at Rademon Estate, Downpatrick to battle it out at the second ever Shortcross Gin Signature Serve competition.
In celebration of their third anniversary, husband and wife team Fiona and David put out a very special call inviting mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs from across the country to tell their very own Shortcross story, be it in the form of a perfect Gin and Tonic or a classic Shortcross cocktail. This was a competition like no other, as the lucky winner takes home a once in a lifetime prize; creating their very own gin, alongside head Shortcross Distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong.
Hundreds of entries were whittled down to twenty-two finalists who descended onto Rademon Estate to showcase their very own signature serve for the judges. David Boyd-Armstrong, Head Distiller at Shortcross Gin, Paula Stakelum, executive Head Pastry chef at Ashford Castle and Olivier Ward from Gin Foundry and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch were all part of the judging team tasked with judging the Signature Serve event.
Alan will return to the distillery later this summer to start work on his once in a lifetime prize of distilling their very own batch of gin with Head Distiller David Boyd-Armstrong.