Flor de Caña launches hunt for Scotland’s most sustainable hospitality business

Sustainably crafted premium rum brand, Flor de Caña is looking for Scotland’s most Sustainable hospitality business after coming on board as a new sponsor for the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards.

Flor de Caña is the world’s only Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade certified spirit, and it continually seeks to promote and reward sustainable, eco conscious practices. It is looking for a Scottish bar, restaurant or hotel that is on the sustainability journey and aiming to build a greener future. Entries open now here with the finalists being revealed in July and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 29th August.

Meanwhile the brand has also launched a global Sustainable Cocktail Challenge, to continue promoting and awarding sustainable mixology in eco-conscious bars in order to build a greener future together.

Flor de Caña Rum, the world’s only Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade certified spirit, is challenging bartenders to use sustainable ingredients and techniques. The winning bars and bartenders from each country will qualify to participate in the Global Final of the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge that will take place in exotic Nicaragua in 2024.

Dan Nevsky, globally renowned mixologist aka the Indie Bartender, has partnered with Flor de Caña to promote the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge globally.

He says, “What sets this initiative apart from other cocktail competitions is that it teaches as much as it learns. Talking about sustainability practices is only the first step in a longer path to a better future.”

Mateo Ortiz, UK Brand Ambassador for Flor de Caña, said, “Last year we had some outstandingly creative entries from mixologists up and down the country, who truly showed how the UK is leading the way when it comes to cocktail innovation. We can’t wait to see what this year has to offer, as we seek to show how exciting and beneficial driving sustainability can be for the on-trade and consumers alike.”

Applications for the cocktail competition are now open, with UK finalists due to be announced in September once initial judging is complete. UK finalists will then compete in October for a much-coveted place in the Global Final in Nicaragua next year.

Bartenders who wish to join this sustainable initiative may register today by visitingwww.flordecanachallenge.com and following a few simple steps. The site includes detailed information on the competition criteria, guidelines and conditions.


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