Killowen Distillery

Craft Irish Single Pot Still Distillery based in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland.


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Killowen Poitín Cocktail Competition 2022

Terms & Conditions

The Promoter

Killowen Distillery Ltd,

29 Kilfeaghan Road, Killowen,

Rostrevor, Co. Down

BT34 3AW

N. Ireland

Rules of entry

Entries will be accepted only to those who are residents on the island of Ireland and mainland United Kingdom aged 18 or over.

Confirmation of entry must be submitted via the Killowen Distillery website, URL www.killowen-poitin-cocktail-competition. All entries must be received by 16th October 2022 no later than 23:59 on the closing date. All entries received after the closing date will not be entered. Entries must be submitted online via www.killowen-poitin-cocktail-competition.

Competitors must use Pangur Poitín as the main spirit in the cocktail. Learning from current industry cocktails is acceptable. Please consider cocktails that are not very complicated or that can be toned down to a more simplistic manner to ease in recreation of them.

Killowen Distillery along with the Judges will select successful entrants from the online entries to go through to top ten. The successful entrants will be selected by a paper judging round using judging criteria of strength of story for entering and innovate ideas for promoting the poitín category internationally.

The ten finalists will be notified via email by 21st October 2022.

The ten finalists will be posted a bottle of Pangur Poitín for their cocktail. They must then submit a video of them making the cocktail and explaining their reasoning behind the flavours and name. This video must be submitted by midday Friday 4th November. Ingredients and quantities must be stated clearly in the video and can be submitted via email also. More details on this will be provided to the ten finalists.

The Judges will recreate the cocktails for taste tasting and ease of making, with marks out of 10 awarded. So please ensure ingredients used are ready available.

Winners will be announced on Friday 11th November. This will be an in person event, with the location dependent on where the finalists are from. Killowen Distillery Ltd reserve the right to forgo the in person event if logistically not viable.

The Prize

£500 in cash to the two finalists.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

Taste and technical ability
Brand and cocktail knowledge

By entering, you hereby warrant that all information submitted in your entry is true, accurate and complete in every respect. Killowen Distillery Ltd reserves the right to verify any information contained in your entry and/or your eligibility to enter.

Killowen Distillery Ltd will not accept responsibility for entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause. No responsibility can be accepted for any technical failures of any kind or any unauthorised intervention in any part of the entry process, nor for any technical or human error, which may occur in the administration of the competitions or the processing of entries.


The competition is only open to all residents on the island of Ireland and mainland United Kingdom aged 18 and over that work within the hospitality sector.

Employees of the Promoter or any business involved or associated with the competitions, any of the Promoter’s agencies and any of their parent and/or affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter. The Promoter reserves the right to verify entrants’ eligibility.

In the event of any dispute regarding the competitions, the decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these Terms and Conditions.

Claiming the Prize

The winners will be notified in person / via email on Friday 11th November 2022.

Killowen Distillery Ltd does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.

No prize will be awarded where any entrant has committed any form of misconduct (determined by Killowen Distillery Ltd in its sole discretion).

If Covid 19 or any other unforeseen circumstance prohibits the prize, the prize will be rescheduled, or an alternative prize will be offered.

Data protection and publicity

If you are selected as a finalist, you agree that Killowen Distillery Ltd may use your name and image, including cocktail video, to announce the winner of the prize draw and for any other reasonable and related promotional purpose including media.

The Promoter is not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.


Any information submitted by you must be personal to and relate specifically to you. You hereby warrant that the information which you submit and/or distribute will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or any other rights of any third party, and will not contain anything which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening.

The Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove and disqualify any entry that does not adhere to these Terms and Conditions.

The Promoter reserves the right to amend or withdraw the competitions if circumstances arise which are beyond its control.

The winners may be required to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from the competitions. By entering the competitions, you hereby assign to the Promoter the complete copyright and all other intellectual property rights whatsoever in any promotional and advertising material and similar which arises out of or is in connection with the competitions.

The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the competitions or to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person deliberately to undermine the legitimate operation of the competitions may be a violation of criminal and civil law and, should such an attempt be made, the Promoter reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Promoter’s failure to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Except where prohibited, entrants agree that: (1) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the competitions, but in no event legal fees; and (2) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages otherwise increased.

Killowen Distillery Ltd does not accept any responsibility for accidences/ losses/ theft whilst the winners are participating in the prize.

A copy of these terms and conditions may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to:

Killowen Distillery Ltd

29 Kilfeaghan Road, Killowen

Rostrevor, Co.Down

BT34 3AW