Ardbeg Balanced Cocktail Competition


Rules and Guidelines

Ardbeg Balanced Cocktail Competition is open to legal residents of the United States only (excluding Puerto Rico, and all United States territories and possessions), age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where otherwise taxed, prohibited or restricted by law. Competition is subject to all applicable Federal state and local laws and regulation.

The competition is divided into the following periods:

Competition Period

Ardbeg Balanced Cocktail Competition will begin on April 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and end on June 30, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).

To Enter

During the competition period as specified above, visit the Chilled Magazine/Ardbeg website and follow the instructions provided. You will be prompted to complete an entry form by providing your first and last name, email address and state of residence. After you complete the entry information include your cocktail recipe name and upload a photo of your entry. Please include title of your cocktail recipe, a full and complete list of all ingredients and exact preparation instructions. Only entries with a complete list of ingredients (all measurements specified) and complete preparations will be consider “Valid Entries.” Only entries received during the Competition Period and which are otherwise fully compliant with these Official Rules are “Valid Entries.” All Valid Entries will be eligible for the Posting Period immediately following submission.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per Competition Period, only using one e-mail address during the Competition Period. In the event of a dispute involving entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account or address, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the competition at the time of entry.

All entries will be reviewed for content and must be in compliance with these Official Rules. Entries that do not comply as determined by the Sponsors will be disqualified. The Sponsors discretion will make the final determination which entries are deemed Valid Entries and eligible for participation in the Competition and to be considered for posting and Grand Prize.

Posting Period

During the Competition Period, two (2) Finalist Entries will be chosen from all submitted entries (including all prior entries submitted during the entire competition period) for a duration of eight (8) weeks. A total of sixteen (16) potential winning recipes will be posted during the competition period. See Finalist Notification for regulations. Potential winners will be required to participate in a brief interview via email. Failure to comply with requirements may result in potential finalist being replaced by potential runner up.

Judging Period

During the Judging Period, a panel of qualified judges selected by Chilled Magazine and Ardbeg will judge entries based on the following judging criteria:

1. At least 1 OUNCE or greater of Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky must be included in the entered cocktail.

2. Ease of execution.

3. Creativity of cocktail name / title.

4. Creativity of recipe ingredients.

The panel of judges in its sole discretion will choose Two (2) final entrees each week for a total of eight (8) weeks during the Competition Period and only these Finalists will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winners. Finalist entrees will be posted on Chilled Magazine/Ardbeg website each week based on the judging criteria.

Finalist Notification

Potential finalists will be notified via email using the information provided on entry. In order to be eligible for Grand Prize, and have entry recipe included on Chilled Magazine/Ardbeg website, potential winners must respond to the notification and confirm their full name, address, city, state, zip code and daytime phone number within ten (10) days of initial notification, or a runner up Finalist may be selected, at discretion of Sponsor. Email notification shall be deemed to have occurred on the date Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee first attempts to make email contact with potential finalist. Sponsor is not responsible for unsuccessful efforts to notify potential Finalist.

Grand Prize Notification

At the end of the Judging Period, the panel of judges will deliberate on July 1st, 2013, at an undisclosed location, mixing all sixteen (16) Potential Winning Cocktails and subsequently choose the top five (5) finalists. All five (5) cocktails will be posted on the website within the following weeks at the end of the Competition. All five (5) finalists, potential or otherwise, will be subject to further interviews and will be featured in print Chilled Magazine, as well as on All Winners will be notified no later than July 1, 2013, as specified in the Finalist Notification section above.

Grand Prize

On August 20th, a panel of judges at their sole discretion, will choose one (1) one of the five (5) final cocktails to be the grand prize winner. A trip for one (1) winner and one (1) guest to Scotland for three (3) days and two (2) nights. Trip includes round-trip coach class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to Scotland. For additional information, see Grand Prize information on this site. Winner’s guest must be 21 years of age or older at the time travel is booked.


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