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We’re extremely excited to announce the second annual

Poachers ‘Máistir Meascán’ Cocktail Competition is happening!

For the competition we want to demonstrate the best that Ireland has to offer, and will focus on three key points: Modern. Irish. Sustainable.



See the rules of the competition below:


  • Demonstrate your drink is Modern, Irish, Sustainable using ONE product from our range

  • If using our Soda Water incorporate an ingredient from our other products

  • No more than 7 ingredients, excluding garnish

  • If using Whiskey or Poitín, please use Teelings

  • Must use at least one other Irish ingredient

  • Drink must not exceed 70mls of 40% alcohol content

Top 4 will have to create a SECOND DRINK based off of their entry, that is easily replicable, and to be served on the night, using either Teeling Whiskey, or their Poitín. There will be bonus points available for the second drink which will be added to competitors scorecards on the night.

A big thank you to our friends at Teeling, who will be hosting us for the finals in their Distillery. As a thank you, we would ask that if you are using Whiskey or Poitin as part of your drink, that you would use Teeling’s. 

Entries should be submitted by the 1st of September through Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #MaistirMeascan and to tag @poachersdrinks ,@buyandseltzer and @isapetinari in your post, along with an ingredients list and a short description on how your drink demonstrates the key points of Modern, Irish and Sustainable. 

Once all entries are in, we will visit the top 8 entries in their bar to try out their drink, and then announce the Top 4, who will then face off at the finals. 

Our judging panel for the night will include some of our best and brightest, including the delightful Carl D’Alton, Ivana Maresic , and joining us once again from last year, the lovely Gillian Boyle!

The finals will be open to anyone in the industry who wants to come along and show their support to the competitors, or even just to say hello and have a fun evening with us.

The winning prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Bar Convent Berlin, as well as some very exciting prizes for all competitors.

This competition is only open to entries from Ireland. (ROI & NI)

Key Dates:

Deadline for entries:

1st September

Top 4 Announced:

7th September


18th September

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