Cherry Heering Classics Finalists Announced!

Finalists and 1 wild card announced; finals event set for October during London Cocktail Week at the World's Best 50 Bars Occasion
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NEW YORK - Aug. 13, 2018 - PRLog -- (Stockholm, Sweden) —CHERRY HEERING announces 11  more reasons why it is one of the world's most popular spirits. The iconic cherry liqueur which is celebrating its 200th anniversary has announced the final 10 bartenders from around the world who will move onto the final round of the Heering Classics along with a new Wild Card winner which was added to add a shaken and stirred element to the 200th Anniversary of CHERRY HEERING ™.

Bartender were asked to make Heering inspired cocktail creations that focus on something equally unique, a favourite classic cocktail, add Heering and give it an unexpected twist! Round one was  completed with bartender having created and submitted their Heering filled libations with a focus on "MODERN CLASSIC WITH A TWIST". All about creating the next Modern Classic.

Cocktails must have included CHERRY HEERING, after all this is Modern Classics brought together by the one Classic – CHERRY HEERING ™. The top 75% from each region: Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa, North America, Latin America and Australasia, proceeded to the next round.

Top 10 Heering Classics Finalist Bartender listed in order of Country, Bar Cocktail Name

1.     Mykhailo Zhuravel, Dubai, UAE,Bar: Mirage Dubai, Royal

    Alexey Poltavskiy,
Phuket, Thailand, Club No. 43, Few Words

    Liam Doherty-Penzer,
Sydney, Australia, Whirly Bird, Naughty Charles

    Karalee Te Riini,
Wellington, New Zealand, Hawthorn Lounge, Lovers and Frans

    Odd Strandbakken,
Oslo, Norway, HIMKOK, Pavoni

    Oscar Armenta,
Oaxaca, Mexico, Sabina Sabe, Royal Centenary

    Maximiliano Vallé Valletta,
Montréal, Canada, Les Enfants Terribles, Better Days

    Maria Damgaard Andersen,
København K, Denmark, Y's Café & Cocktailbar, Cherry Bomb

    Philip Abowd,
Seoul, South Korea, Southside Parlor, The Cherry Tree

 Chirag Pal,
Delhi, India, Shangrila New Delhi,  Viajero

*Wildcard: Moses Laboy, NYC,
United States, David Burke Kitchen,  Ma Cherie


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"These Heering Classic Finalists' creations
epitomize what makes Cheery Heering such a worldwide bartender's favourite.  There's so much creativity and versatility, which makes it such a delight for consumers and new mixologists to discover ", said Laura Schacht, Global Advocacy Manager, Peter F. Heering.


The Peter F. Heering® Classics is an annual global competition with four rounds; bartender from around the world compete to become one of the 10 finalists and 1 Wild Card shaking it up at the final during London Cocktail Week 2018 and The World's 50 Best Bars.

The 200th Anniversary Competition has had its four rounds from April 2017 through to the Grand Finale in October 2018.


Sometimes simplicity is key – especially 10,000 metres up in the air. This challenge was about simplifying the Modern Classic so that it can be recreated in an aircraft cabin. It still has to look and taste like their Modern Classic from Round 1. The 10 best contestants from each region then proceeded to Round 3.


To celebrate 200 tasteful years, CHERRY HEERING invited the top 60 bartender to create a 200 Years Celebration Cocktail. The cocktail was a tribute to Cherry Heering turning 200 – a cocktail contribution for the next century to come – be timeless, i.e. be the next Modern Classic – Embodying everything that Heering stands for.

The bartender then presented their cocktails themselves in a video.


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ROUND 4  - October 2018

THE GRAND FINALE. The top 10 finalists and 1 Wild Card will get personal coaching from the judges before the Grand Finale and be filmed by Difford's Guide for Heering Legends.

The finalists will personally present their take on the 200 Years Celebration Cocktail at the final during London Cocktail Week 2018 and The World's 50 Best Bars. They will be judged by our international expert jury lead by Simon Difford and cocktail experts from around the world.

For more details, i.e. laws, regulations and Q&A, visit


About Cherry Heering:

In 1818, the young Peter F. Heering saw the intrinsic potential in an old cherry liqueur recipe that was bestowed upon him. The word spread and soon everybody wanted a taste of the sophisticated Danish liqueur. As with all things fashionable, the aristocracy caught on and before long, Peter F. Heering's liqueur company was purveyor to royal courts from Great Britain to Japan.

During all of its 200-year-long history, Cherry Heering has been a small but indispensable component of iconic cocktails such as the Singapore Sling and Blood and Sand. Today, as we celebrate the iconic cherry liqueur's 200th anniversary, Heering can be found in every cocktail bar worth their salt – and will surely remain there for at least another 200 years.

Cherry Heering was integrated into the premium portfolio of the traditional Dutch family owned company De Kuyper Royal Distillers in October 2017. HEERINGliqueurissoldin morethan 100countriesallovertheworld. Formoreinformationabout Peter F. Heering,pleasevisit  c ( Heering

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Corporate contact: Yvonne Naber, Global Public Relations De Kuyper Royal Distillers,

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