2014 PUNCH KING FINALISTS
TEN OF THE FINEST U.S. BARTENDERS GO FOR THE GOLD...EN GLOVES IN DENVER AT THE 2ND ANNUAL PUNCH KINGS COMPETITION
Award-Winning Bartenders From 10 cities Compete at COCHON 555’s Grand Finale Spirits Competition Featuring Breckenridge Bourbon. The highly-spirited event is the culmination of the competitions that took place in ten cities across the U.S. throughout the year. The showdown will be held June 29th at The Curtis Hotel in Denver. The barkeeps will compete by preparing their award-winning recipes of boozy punch using Breckenridge Bourbon. The 10 winning bartenders, listed below, will recreate their winning punch for a chance to win a 3-day trip to a Heritage BBQ by Cochon555 event in the city of their choice to feature their winning punch.
“This will be the most notable punch-themed celebration to hit the country since prohibition was lifted in 1933!” says COCHON 555 founder Brady Lowe. “I’ve always wanted to host a national event that celebrates the barkeeps that keep the boom of the cocktail culture alive and vibrant. There’s nothing better than a fine punch made with a whole bottle of bourbon to complement the philosophy of whole animal utilization and the flavor packed benefits of eating heritage pork. And, who better to bring the Punch Kings Competition to life than our great friend Bryan Nolt, founder of Breckenridge Distillery!”
As host of the event, The Curtis Hotel led by Sage Restaurant Group will offer a special culinary experience. Guests will enjoy as four top chefs including Rich Byers of The Corner Office, Jeff Bolton of Kachina, Jason Brumm of Second Home and Jae Lee of The Curtis will prepare 500+ pounds of heritage pigs in a Cochon 555 format. Additionally, there will be 150+ pounds of Creekstone Farms Bone Marrow alongside the very anticipated release of "THE HOT BOX", a new pop up experience from Cochon 555 Founder, Brady Lowe. The food will stand tall against the Punch Kings experience.