Still & Oak Whiskey Cocktail Competition at Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub Downtown



Official Rules:

Great Lakes Distillery and Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub are proud to announce the 2019 Still & Oak Whiskey Cocktail Competition.  Create a cocktail using either Still & Oak Straight Rye Whiskey or Still & Oak Straight Bourbon Whiskey for your chance to win a share of the $1000 prize pool.

Cocktail Criteria: 

The cocktail must use Still & Oak Straight Rye Whiskey and/or Still & Oak Straight Bourbon Whiskey as the predominant ingredient.

The cocktail must be an original creation, contain no more than 6 ingredients (plus garnish), and be reasonably easy to recreate by most bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts.  Homemade syrups and infusions are allowed if they are reasonably easy to recreate.  

Great Lakes Distillery will provided Still & Oak Rye Whiskey and Still & Oak Bourbon Whiskey for use the night of the competition.

Competitors must provide 3 full cocktails for judging and up to 150 .75 oz samples for event patrons.

How to enter:

Submit your recipe in the form at the bottom of this page.

A limited amount of entrants will be selected by Great Lakes Distillery to compete at Jackson’s on November 18, 2019.

One entry per person, and you must be available to compete in person on November 18, 2019 to enter.


Cocktails will be evaluated and scored blind by three judges based on presentation, taste, and originality.  Judges will pick their top three cocktails to receive prizes. There will also be a fan favorite winner based on judging by the public.


Based on judges rankings:1st place: $500 2nd place: $200 3rd place: $100

Fan Favorite: $200

All chosen to compete at Jackson’s will receive a participation prize pack.

All chosen to compete will receive an individual post on Great Lakes Distillery’s Facebook and Instagram pages to promote themselves, their cocktail, and/or their place of employment.  


This is a ticketed event held at Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub. Tickets are be $20 and include entrance to the event, samples of all competitor cocktails, light snacks, one event themed cocktail, and one ballot for the fan favorite portion of the competition.

Tickets are available here.


All entrants must be 21+ years of age. ID will be checked at event. Comments or questions are welcome.

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