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Following an animated and competitive Final at Berry Bros. & Rudd, No.3 Gin has crowned Will Campbell-Rowntree of Artesian the winner of its third Unlock Taste Cocktail Tournament...

This year’s final saw six of the UK’s best bartenders compete in a series of challenges that put their knowledge, flair and creativity to the test. Using No.3 Gin, each was tasked with re-creating, re-imagining and re-inventing two of the most iconic gin cocktails – the Martini and the Gin & Tonic. A surprise cocktail ‘duel’, held in Pickering Place (the site of the UK’s last official duel at the end of the eighteenth century), also challenged competitors to create a selection of other classic gin cocktails from mystery boxes and work against the clock to deliver their creations.|

There could be only one winner; Will Campbell-Rowntree presented two exceptional creations - Layer Mill and King’s Revival – which paired Good Ordinary Claret, The King’s Ginger and The Glenrothes to name a few ingredients, and truly heroed the quintessential style of No.3 Gin. Impressing this year’s panel of esteemed judges, revered bartender Alessandro Palazzi, Simon Difford of Diffords Guide, Samantha Ryan of DrinkUp.London and Brand Ambassador Richard Gillam, was no easy feat, but Will Campbell-Rowntree showcased an unparalleled creativity that saw him deserving of the 2019 Champion title.

Winning Recipes

Layer Mill (twist on the G&T)

45ml No.3 Gin
20ml Lustau Oloroso Sherry
10ml Good Ordinary Claret
10ml Simple Syrup
75ml Used coffee water

King’s Revival (twist on the Martini)
50ml No.3 Gin
10ml The King’s Ginger
3.75ml Good Ordinary Claret
3.75ml Gran Classico
Dash of salt
Spray of The Glenrothes to finish