Peter F. Heering 2013 Sling Award Finalists Announced

Peter F Heering Sling AwardsA winner has been crowned for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards in Berlin, Germany as New York Barman, Mike Flannery takes tops honors at the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, which took place October 8th – 9th, 2013. The Sling cocktail has not attained such global attention since one of the earliest bar stars

(though we are sure he was unaware of said working at the stature) Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore created the Singapore Sling.

Now Mike Flannery can lay some claim to having influence on remaking the famous Sling cocktail.

The 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards WIINNING COCKTAIL:

Highland Sling

Highland Sling
Created by Michael Flannery (US)

Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila
Fresh Pineapple Juice
Fresh Tangerine Juice
Fresh Lime Juice
Green Chartreuse
Dale DeGroff Pimento Bitters
Mist Del Maguey Chicicapa


The Sling has starred in all week at the BCB bar show where the elite five global finalists for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award were challenged to create their own interpretation of the classic cocktail, The Singapore Sling as they were awarded with a personal mini-computer tablet to immortalize the creation of their interpretation of the SLING.

 “The iconic Peter F. Heering brand has had an unprecedented march back onto the back and front bar all around the world over the past few years and The Sling has always been the champion cocktail for Cherry Heering”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering /Maison Heinrich

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail, a long drink developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling, a sling was originally an American drink composed of a spirit, water, sweetener and flavored – now CHERRY HEERING the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling, has challenged the world’s best bartenders with the announcement of the 2013 Peter F. Heering SLING Award.

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