One of the more popular “Colonial Cocktails” served at Dills Tavern is Cherry Bounce. The 2nd Annual “Bounce Off”, last year was won by Sean Crager. This year’s best bounce contest, the third annual, will be held as part of the events at First Friday on November 5, 2021. Entrants must have made the bounce themselves and must provide at least a 375 ml sample for submission to the judges. More than one submission per person is possible but entries will be limited to 10. Please email Murray Small to secure a spot for your entry: firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be delivered to Dills Tavern Orientation Center by 5 pm on 5 Nov 2021.
CHERRY BOUNCE JUDGING GUIDELINES
Color: Rate the cherry bounce on a scale of 1-5. Color should be clear medium red.
Clarity: Rate the cherry bounce on a scale of 1-5. Clarity is clear not cloudy. Minimal to no sediment.
Complexity: Rate the cherry bounce on a scale of 1-5 on the complexity. Cherry, spirit and spice flavors should be present. Can you taste a distinct cherry, spirit or spice taste. Can you find distinct spice flavors/smells like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla or oak.
Consistency: Rate the cherry bounce on a scale of 1-5. Consistency is a measure of balance. Does one flavor predominant. The higher score should go to the bounce that has the right blend of flavors without dominance of any one flavor.
Conclusion: On a scale of 1-5 rate the bounces. Does one stand out over the others? If they are all very similar, they can have the same rating. Could you pick one out based on positive or negative characteristics?
5 categories of 5 points each. Judging will be conducted by First Friday volunteers and all decisions of the judges are final. Judging will take place during First Friday on Saturday, November 5, 2020. The results will be announced near the end of First Friday festivities.