I've just learned that I'll be helping judge the finals of The Auchentoshan Switch contest in Las Vegas this October. I am already jealous of the person who wins.
We'll pick a winner out of 20(!) finalists in Vegas to fly to London for a two-week job at 69 Colebrooke Row, one of the world's best molecular mixology bars. A UK winner in London will also land a job at an American bar (not allowed to say which but I think it's in New York).
I am trying to convince Auchentoshan that they need a journalist to 'switch' and report from 69 Colebrooke Row also but that might take some doing...
The contest is open through August 31. Bartenders must make two drinks in a video for a chance to be flown to Vegas for the finals. The full contest announcement is below. (If you see a link, click it to keep reading.)