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Please fill in the registration form before the deadline (contact your Nikka distributor for more details).

Only 10 bartenders will be selected to participate in each contest.

The description of your Nikka pairing will determine the selection of the 10 participants.

The contest will be held in English.

Who can participate:
Professional bartenders of any nationality currently employed in the country where the contest is held.
Are not elegible:
– Employees of Nikka Whisky or Nikka Whisky’s distributors.
– All those who have already participated in the Nikka Whisky Japan trip in the past.


Please note that the winners of the regionals contests will represent their country in the Global Finals on December 3rd and 4th in San Francisco.

The winners must be available from December 1st (arrival) and 5th (departure).


    Showcase your creativity and understanding of Nikka by pairing a neat serve of your favourite Nikka expression alongside a non-alcoholic cocktail or mixed drink, which will enhance, harmonize and/or complement the flavours of the neat spirit to create a harmonious and complex experience. Nikka and the Other Half!
    Please, list the ingredients & recipe of the non-alcoholic beverage which will go with your neat serve.
    Please, note that you will be asked to perform this pairing on the competition day.