Competition Time - Welcome to Jameson Hosts

Calling all members of the Swedish bar community!

The first inaugural JAMESON HOSTS is a 3-day festival taking place from the 21st - 23rd September 2020. It involves multiple workshops led by 'hosts' from all over the world and exclusive access to our distillery facilities to learn all about our production process (plus so much more)!

Whether it’s a session on opening up your own bar, or a masterclass on choosing the correct glassware, you’ll be given the chance to learn and connect with like-minded international industry experts in the beautiful setting of the Midleton Distillery.

Here’s how you get involved – we’re looking for one lucky winner to join our envoy from Sweden. If you think you have what it takes, take 5 minutes to complete our quick application form below, and you could be in with the chance of jetting off to Ireland for the trip-of-a-lifetime this September!

Want to see more? Take a look at this video below!

Meet our Jameson Hosts Judging Panel!

Johan Evers – From bar-back to bar owner, Johan has done it all and then some when it comes to the bar trade. His latest venture, A Bar Called Gemma, is one of Stockholm’s most popular cocktail bars these days after picking up an award at BCA, and will be celebrating its 1-year anniversary this May! Johan is part of the crew representing Sweden that will be heading to the international Jameson Hosts summit this September in Ireland, and he’s very excited to be on the jury panel to figure out which lucky applicant will be joining too!

Anders Karlsson – A former Culinary World Cup Winner (representing Sweden) with 20 years’ experience in the kitchen, Anders is our tattooed chef extraordinaire and joins our jury panel to offer a different perspective when it comes to the wider bar community – we’re looking at you restaurant people!

Johanna Elshult – A dedicated brand builder for nearly a decade, Johanna is our in-house marketing guru and Senior Brand Manager for Dark Spirits with Pernod Ricard. She’s really excited about the Jameson Hosts concept, and to see the various contributions our amazing bar community here in Sweden have to offer!

Björn Kjellberg – With over 19 years of experience behind the bar and 7 Bartender’s Choice Awards to his name, Björn is without a doubt an industry legend here in Sweden. He’s currently looking after the craft spirits portfolio with Pernod Ricard, but don’t be surprised if you see him back shaking it up with a bar takeover near you. As a judge, he’s not necessarily looking for a reinvention of the wheel but would love to see something ‘pop’ to change the status quo.

Nils Ekstrand – Nils has worked with marketing and innovation within the spirits business on and off since 2010, with a background in digital stretching back to the 90’s! His current role with Pernod Ricard is Digital Marketing Manager, but he loves product development within spirits from wet goods to dry goods, to concept development. Get this though, he’s also a passionate cocktail enthusiast – check out his dedicated Instagram account @hawksmeadowcocktailclub

Enter the competition here - Submit your workshop idea!

Give us your best workshop pitch below and be in with a chance of joining us at the Jameson Hosts summit in Ireland this September!