Due to lockdowns and COVID restrictions, the Plantation Rum Cup has extended its judging deadline for Australia & New Zealand until late August.
While COVID closure will be taken into account, competing venues are being encouraged to promote their cocktails until late August, including how they could feature on take away menus if restrictions continue.
The list of finalists will now be announced on September 1st via the Plantation Rum Asia Pacific Facebook & Instagram accounts.
On Monday, 20 September, the finalist teams will compete against each other for the first major title of Plantation Rum’s kind, a luxury experience provided in the winners’ home location and a ‘Welcome to Summer’ Party in the winning venue on 1 December.
The full list of participating venues are:
South Australia & Northern Territory
Maybe Mae, Westward & Chandelier Bar, Fumo Blu, Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza Bar, Ounce Bar, Memphis Slim’s House of Blues, BRKLYN, Hains & Co, Clever Little Tailor
The Woods, Cobbler, Electric Avenue, Canvas, The Walrus Club, The Gresham, Osbourne Hotel, The Captains Daughter, Santé Cocktail Bar, Maker, Suzie Wong’s Good Time Bar, Savile Row, Backlane Bar & Street Food
New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Rum Diary Bar Newcastle, Neighbourhood Bondi, Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, Blue Kahunas, Cantina OK!, The Lobo, Grain, Old Mates Place, Marble Bar, The Exchange Hotel, Loft Byron Bay, Shorty’s
Victoria & Tasmania
1806, Moosehead Whisky and Blues Bar, Union Electric, Sherbini Bar, Evolve Spirits Bar, Wheelers Food Trucks and Bar, The Rum Diary Bar, Black Pearl, Curious Bar, La Madonna, Bar Clara, Collection Bar
Tiki as Fk
Auckland & surrounds
Liquorette, Bedford Soda & Liquor, Baduzzi, Ghost Donkey, Saxon + Parole, The Poni Room, The Bramble, Rooftop at QT Hotel, Bellini Bar at Hilton , Fitzroy Lounge Bar
Queenstown, Christchurch & surrounds
Cork Bar, Reds, Zanzibar Dunedin, Harbar, Mama Cod, LaLaLand Lounge Bar, Casa Publica
Wellington & surrounds
Hawthorn Lounge, Bitters & love