When prestigious global jury members slung into actioninspired by the Sling, they sipped, enjoyed and ultimately decided on the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award global winner. Nick Kobbernagel Hovind, Denmark, “The Sloe Sling” has been announced as the winning Sling.
The Ritz Carlton, Berlin held court for the five global finalists who hailed from Canada, Singapore, USA, Denmark and Estonia and each Sling was tasted, discussed, tasted again and well thought over until the sling inspired libation tally was complete from the global jury.
Denmark / The Sloe Sling / Nick Kobbernagel Hovind
Cherry Heering Liqueur
Plymouth Sloe gin
Aalborg Taffel Aquavit
fresh lemon juice
small dash egg white
Apart from the honour and media exposure, Nickalso received €500 and a stunning silver Stelton shaker.
The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award, which has grown from 27 participating countries last year to now 44 participating Sling-inspired countries, has elevated the competition to one of the world’s largest cocktail competitions.
“The creativity that these bartenders put into their Sling cocktail creationshas raised the standard for what a Sling can be and how truly fashionable the Cherry Heering brand is and always will be.The global participation was flattering considering the volume of cocktail competitions around the world, though we look at the Sling Awards as more than just a competition, we see it as an opportunity to honour one of the most classic cocktails of all time with a Cherry Heering on top!”–Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering
The jury consisted of:Réne Riis,FOUR Magazine;David Wondrich, Cocktail Historian;Heinfried Tacke, Drinks Magazine;David Rosengarten,Forbes Magazine;Nikolaj Brøndsted, Good Spirits, Mash Group & Umami; Fredrik Tilander, Owner, Peter F. Heering
The Top 5 Global Finalists for the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award
Canada |Taoufike Zrafi | The Bittered Sling
Denmark |Nick Kobbernagel Hovind | The Sloe Sling
Estonia |Sigrid Sarv | O’ Polo Sling
Singapore |Aron Christian Lobrino Manzanillo | Fables of the East
USA |Jon Kraus | Pepito’s Slingshot
For more information, visit www.heering.com
Images © René Riis