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The Giffard
West Cup

The <strong>Giffard</strong><br />West Cup

The theme of this

Our international bartending competition is back for its 27th anniversary this year, with 18 countries selected to compete.

Inspired by bartenders life, the theme of this new edition is “THE ART OF BALANCE”


  • Create a cocktail linked to a hobby, sport, or passion outside the bar, whatever makes their life balanced.
  • Liqueurs Matters : Giffard liqueurs have to represent at least 30ml in the cocktail.
The theme <strong>of this</strong><br /><strong>edition</strong>

The Giffard West Cup
in video

The Jury

Émilie Giffard

Émilie Giffard

Fifth-generation member of the Giffard family, company co-director.
Pierre Giffard

Pierre Giffard

Fifth-generation member of the Giffard family, company co-director.
Benoît Bouillard

Benoît Bouillard

Winner of the GWC 2022 Monsieur Moutarde, Dijon.
Simon Difford

Simon Difford

Drinks writer & publisher (Difford's guide).
David Ong

David Ong

Founder Managing Partner of two Asia’s 50 Best Bars.
Camille Vidal

Camille Vidal

Globally recognised bartender and drinks expert turned mindfulness.

Frequently asked questions

Originally, the Giffard West Cup was a local competition born in 1997 on the West Coast of France. The spirit of the competition is based on family and conviviality. Since then, the competition has expanded internationally.

Participants in the competition must be over 18 years of age and in the legal drinking age in their country. The GIFFARD WEST CUP 2024 competition is only open to professional bartender in a hotel, a restaurant or a bar.

The competition takes place in several stages: from March to June, registration in the selected countries. Then the national finals, and finally the International Final in September in Angers, France. 

This year, the countries selected are France, Germany, Southern Europe (Spain, Greece, Portugal), Northern Europe (UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Eastern Europe (Croatia, Czech Republic), the United States, Canada, Japan, Middle East Africa (Ghana, Lebanon, Morocco, UAE), Asia (Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea)

The winning prize of the selection is the participation to the final in Angers.
And the winning prize of the final is flight ticket + hotel to discover an another cocktail culture

The rating scale will be divided for each contest between Technique, Expression of Giffard - liqueur matters, Link with the thematic - "The Art of Balance", Charisma, Appearance of cocktail, Taste / Aroma / Flavor 

Please contact the local distributor or importer for more information 

No, this competition takes place every 2 years.