If you know your Adelaide bars and cocktails, you’re sure to have stumbled across the legendary Chad Hanson at some point. Over the years Chad has run some of Adelaide’s finest establishments, including Eden Bar & Dining in Glenelg and new establishment Hains & Co, and the man knows how to make a good cocktail. It’s little wonder that when he raised his hand for this year’s Glenfiddich Pioneers Cocktail Competition, he was going to do well. At last night’s national awards in Sydney, Chad took home first prize in the competition, winning himself at a Pioneering trip to Scotland where he will visit the Glenfiddich distillery and create his own adventure holiday in Scotland.
The competition asked Aussie bartenders to “create two cocktails inspired by a Pioneer in your family”.
One finalist from each state was chosen based on
- The taste of the creations
- Creativity of the drinks
- The story of family member who inspired them
Congrats to Chad on his win and for representing SA so well!