2015 PUNCH KING FINALISTS
Award-Winning Bartenders From 10 cities Compete at COCHON 555’s Grand Finale Spirits Competition IN ASPEN/SNOWMASS Featuring Breckenridge Bourbon.
TEN OF THE FINEST U.S. BARTENDERS WILL GO FOR THE GOLD...EN GLOVES IN ASPEN/SNOWMASS AT THE 3RD ANNUAL PUNCH KINGS FINALE COMPETITION EVENT "LAST CALL"
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 19th at Heritage Fire in Snowmass. The barkeeps will compete by preparing their award-winning recipes of boozy punch using Breckenridge Bourbon. Over 50 bartenders competed in the Punch King’s Competition at COCHON 555 events throughout the year for the chance to represent their city in the finals. The 10 winning bartenders, listed below, will recreate their winning punch for the 2015 National Punch King title.
The 2015 Punch Kings competitors are Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo (NYC), Morgan Weber of Coltivare Pizza & Garden (HOU), Tenzin Samdo of Trade (BOS), Britt Tracy of Heyday (MPLS), Patrick Williams of Punch Bowl Social (DEN), Taha Ismail of Kapnos/ Graffiato (WDC), Devon Espinosa of The Church Key (L.A.), Brian Means of Dirty Habit (SF), Brian Sassen of Repour Homemade Cocktails Miami Beach (MIA) and Stephen Cole of Barrelhouse Flat (CHI) .
“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!”
The "Last Call" Punch Kings finale event takes place inside/during the Cochon Heritage Fire Aspen/Snowmass so you'll be able to get down on a day of amazing food from over 40 chefs as well as killer cocktails at this mountain-side party
$100 General Admission / 4pm entry
$200 VIP / VIP passes include early admission at 3pm, and premium access to limited experiences (incl. PUNCH KINGS) food and spirits
June 19, 2015
4pm - 8pm
The Lawn & Hill in Base Village Snowmass/Aspen
73 Wood Rd Suite 1100 Snowmass Village, CO
To learn more about all the bartenders and chefs that will be featured at the event or get tickets click here!
About Punch Kings
Showcasing amazing barkeeps around the country isn’t easy, but it sure is tasty in the nation’s first punch competition. Punch was the grandaddy of all cocktails, meant for sharing amongst friends and enhancing social engagements. The theme of the competition is large format, and the participating bartenders are given 30 minutes to prepare 1 punch bowl featuring 1 bottle of spirits along with their special ingredients. Presented to notable judges, the winner receives a trophy, bragging rights and a prize. Together with top barkeeps around the country, Punch Kings is preserving the “The Original Bottle Service”.
About Breckenridge Distillery
Founded in 2007 by Bryan Nolt, Breckenridge Distillery is one of the best-known and fastest-growing craft spirits distilleries in the US, recently named Distillery of the Year at the 2013 New York International Spirits Competition. Under the technical oversight of Master Distiller and partner Jordan Via, Breckenridge Distillery’s brands consistently achieve International gold medal status ranking among the best in the World. Breckenridge Bourbon won one of only three gold medals in its category awarded by the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition, won Bourbon of the Year 2012 at the International Whisky Competition, and achieved 96 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge NYC. Operating one of the largest compound pot stills in Colorado, Breckenridge distillery offers daily tours and complimentary tastings of an extensive spirits line located at 1925 Airport Rd in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado.