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Bourbon Gents World Cup 2019

Bourbon Gents World Cup 2019

It’s coming home…

It’s that time of the year already folks where we welcome back the Bourbon Gents World Cup. Now in its 3rd year we are eager to find out who will rise victoriously out of the charred barrel embers and lift the coveted trophy. Is it possible that Four Roses Single Barrel can win the competition once more and become thrice World Cup winners? Only you can make their dream come true!

In 2018 early casualties were surprising - Wild Turkey Rare Breed, E H Taylor Single Barrel and E H Taylor Four Grain. The stable of Jim Beam were also very disappointed to lose Signature, Black, Double Oak and Devil’s Cut all at the first fence.

After thousands of votes, the final was fought out between Four Roses Single Barrel and George T Stagg. It was a very tight affair, with the lead changing multiple times until Four Roses Single Barrel won on a photo finish with a UK Brexit like margin of 52% to 48%. If you want to see how last year’s competition panned out and look at all of the results, here is the link Bourbon Gents World Cup 2018  

So, from Friday 8th March (18:00 GMT) it is your chance once more to get right behind your favourite bourbon and vote for it to win the Bourbon Gents World Cup of 2019. Can Four Roses Single Barrel retain the title? Will Noah's Mill make it past the first round? Well that’s all up to you!

Will your favourite Master Distiller be holding the Bourbon Gents World Cup trophy this year?

Will your favourite Master Distiller be holding the Bourbon Gents World Cup trophy this year?

The Rules:

The rules are as follows:

  • Last year’s winner has automatic entry into this year’s competition

  • Only bourbons have been allowed entry (No rye or other American whiskey)

  • There is no seeding

  • It is a straight head to head vote, one bourbon against another

  • If there is a tie, the Bourbon Gents will have the casting vote

  • Voting can only be made via Twitter

  • Voting will be opening from 18:00 UK time on the days published and will last for 24 hours (apart from the final which be 48 hours)

The 1st Round Draw

Below you will find the first round draw in all its glory in a handy world cup wall chart. We imagine these printed out and hung on the wall of every bourbon lovers bedroom. First person to send us a picture of such a thing will win a nice prize courtesy of the Gents.

The 1st round draw for the 2019 Bourbon World Cup. Can you predict the Finalists?

The 1st round draw for the 2019 Bourbon World Cup. Can you predict the Finalists?

The 1st round draw in full

The 1st round draw in full

The Schedule:

  • Friday 8th March - First round parts 1 & 2

  • Saturday 9th March - First round parts 3 & 4

  • Monday 11th March - Second round part 1

  • Tuesday 12th March - Second round part 2

  • Thursday 14th March – Third round part 1

  • Friday 15th March – Third round part 2

  • Sunday 17th March – Quarter Finals part 1

  • Monday 18th March – Quarter Finals part 2

  • Wednesday 20th March – Semi Finals

  • Friday 22nd March – Final

  • Sunday 24th March – 18:00 the Winner will be known

Happy voting bourbon lovers and may the best bourbon win!

Bourbon Gents World Cup 2019: 1st Round

Bourbon Gents World Cup 2019: 1st Round

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