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Bombay Sapphire launches Glasshouse Project in Australia

Bombay Sapphire has held its first-ever Glasshouse Project bartender workshops in Australia.

Hosting 60 of the most creative bartenders in Sydney on July 2 and Melbourne on July 9, the workshops gave bartenders a chance to win the $20,000 Bombay Sapphire Creator Grant.

Bombay Sapphire Glasshouse invited the next generation of creative minds for an interactive workshop led by special guests from the creative community – Maximillian Malone, a mosaic and collage artist who creates awe-inspiring compositions and Sarah Rowan, who captivates audiences with her speed painting ability.

With their amazing artistic abilities, Malone and Rowan shared their inspirations and influences with bartenders to spark their creative energy.

Peter Hollands, Bombay Brand Ambassador, said: “This is a platform which we’ve done globally in previous years but it’s the first opportunity we’ve had to bring it to Australia, with the addition of the Creator Grant concept. It’s a great opportunity for us to put our money where our mouth is, to truly support creativity in all its forms in our industry. It’s going to be very interesting what the bartenders come up with, and I’m looking forward to bringing it to life.”

“In order to win the Bombay Sapphire Creator Grant, the bartenders are challenged to invent a concept either for themselves, their customers, venue or the industry, with the only requirement being the inclusion of a Bombay Sapphire cocktail. Key themes for the bartenders to consider are design, liquid, sustainability and experience.

“Bartenders’ concepts will be judged on the Bombay Sapphire measures of creativity. Their final concept creation must be tangible, innovative, interesting, be personal and represent the individual bartender which the idea comes from, and be replicable for potential use in Bombay Sapphire’s greater brand offering.

“The bartender with the most creative idea will win the Bombay Sapphire Creator Grant and will be awarded $20,000 to transform their idea into a reality, as well as an additional $3000 cash for themselves and a celebration event in their own venue to unveil their creation. Second place receives $2000 and third place receives $1000.

Here are some shots from the workshops: