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We’re extremely excited to announce the first-ever

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 the three key points while utilizing any single product from the Poachers range. (You can’t use Ginger Ale with Soda, Classic Tonic with Citrus Tonic etc. in the same drink)

  • If using our Soda Water, you should incorporate an ingredient found in one of our other

  • products. E.g., Irish Chili found in our Ginger Beer.

  • No more than 7 ingredients, not including garnish.

  • If using Whiskey, we would ask that you use Teeling

  • Must use at least one other Irish ingredient, not including Poachers

  • There are no restrictions as to whether the drinks must be alcoholic or not

  • Drink must not exceed 70ml of 40% alcohol content.

  • For full judging criteria, take a look at the full judging criteria here!

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 as part of your drink, that you would use Teeling’s.

Entries should be submitted by the 26th of October through Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #MaistirMeascan and to tag @poachersdrinks and @buyandseltzer 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 Nial Molloy, Mark Cooney, and 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 London to visit some of the best food and drink destinations.

This competition is only open to entries from Ireland.

Key Dates:

Deadline for entries:

26th of October

Top 4 Announced:

30th October


7th November

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