THE 2014 PETER F. HEERING® SLING AWARDS NARROWED TO 17 BARTENDERS
July – 2014 (Stockholm, Sweden) — The top Sling Stars with highest scores have been announced. The top fifteen became top seventeen due to dead even between three countries |The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award is shouting out to the world which has grown from 27 participating countries last year to now 44 participating Sling inspired countries.
The Peter F. Heering brand has elevated the Sling Award competition to one of the world’s greatest and largest cocktail competitions and more importantly lifted this extremely talented group of global bar-stars into rare air in the ever-growing global cocktail scene competitions.
All 44 Peter F. Heering Sling Award National winners were afforded a stipend to support cocktail menus, cocktails of the month or whatever they felt would inspire their guests, friends and family to raise their profile and their Sling achievement, in addition the National winners were encouraged to utilize their social media to maximize the “peoples” vote aspect of the competition.
The global finalists will be judged in London, England led by bar legend Simon Difford. Difford will lead a prestigious jury panel that will include media, tastemakers and bar experts who will determine the Top 5 Global 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award finalists who will move onto Berlin, Germany to compete LIVE October 7th at BCB Bar Convent Berlin to determine the global Sling Champion.
This elite global finalists of The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award will receive one personal electronic tablet containing instructions for the semi-final that take place in London, to create a 3-minute (maximum) video of their Sling-spiration.
“Do not even attempt to create a Singapore Sling if you don’t have a bottle of Cherry Heering”, stated bar legend, and noted “King Cocktail”, Dale DeGroff “Cherry Heering is the undeniable, most important and most delicious component of the Sling”
The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award Top 15 scores
Country Finalist Sling Cocktail
- Armenia | Garnik Sahakyan | Sling’s Era
- Australia | Taka Shino | Bamboo Orchid
- Belgium | Ásgeir Bergmann Pétursson | The Sling Sling
- Brazil | Rafael Mariachi | The Peter’s Dream
- Canada | Taoufike Zrafi | The Bittered Sling
- Denmark | Nick Kobbernagel Hovind | The Sloe Sling
- England | David Hoggan | Sling Your Hook!
- Estonia | Sigrid Sarv | O’ Polo Sling
- Germany | Monika Katarina Peric | Shum Haw Sling
- Hong Kong | Poon Ching Wan | Maroon Sling
- Indonesia | Rhys Wilson | Shennong Sling
- Italy | Walter Gosso | Julep Slingsake
- New Zealand | Venetia Tiarks | The Merchant’s Daughter
- Norway | Erik Danilo Wistner Rafto | Rooftop Romance
- Poland | Stanislaw Zachariasz | Julep Sling
- Singapore | Aron Christian Lobrino Manzanillo | Fables of the East
- USA | Jon Kraus | Pepito’s Slingshot