Gold Top Cup 2017 winner announced

The highly anticipated Gold Top Cup final has been held at our newly launched Bar + Kitchen at the Black Cow Distillery.
Entries from the UK, California, Singapore and Hong Kong impressed judges with their exceptional talent, passion, expertise and knowledge of Black Cow. The winner of the Gold Top Cup was Erica Brown, from the iconic Bar Stella in Silverlake, California, USA, with her creative cocktail, ‘Beautiful Bovine’.

During their three day visit, the finalists were brought to West Dorset, home of Black Cow, where they experienced the wonders of the Dorset coastline by sea, sailing together along the famous Jurassic Coast on a tall ship, before battling it out for the trophy.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural competition which attracted hundreds of entries from all over the UK, Black Cow made the decision to open up the competition to international entries, which reflected the global expansion of Black Cow Vodka in recent months.

Finalists received a handmadeBlack Cow cocktail roll with gold bar kit and Erica won this year’s Gold Top Cup, thrown by internationally renowned West Dorset potter Tim Hurn and a £1,000 cash prize.
The finalists were:
California - Erica Brown, Bar Stella in Silverlake - ‘Beautiful Bovine’
Singapore - Darren Lim, Lucky Bar - ‘Halcyon Days’
Hong Kong - Ana Souza, The Pontiac - ‘One Way Ticket’
London - Massimiliano (Max) Terrile, Duck & Waffle - ‘Dictum’
Bristol - Chelsie Bailey, Red Light - ‘Pure Bliss’
Brighton - Thomas Gabb, Drakes of Brighton - ‘The Milky Way’
Manchester - Jacob Burnham, The Ox Cheltenham - ‘The Nomad’Black Cow co-founder and dairy farmer, Jason Barber, says, “We were really excited to be extending this year’s Gold Top Cup internationally. Since I first created our crystal clear pure milk vodka five years ago, we have seen interest grow around the world and we now sell Black Cow Vodka globally.”
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