Brockmans Gin announced the winners of the 2018 Brockmans World Gin Day competition, a contest to find the “world’s favorite #Brocktail.” This year’s competition attracted 242 entries from bars in 18 countries. By public vote, bartender Kal Ruparell from Leicester, U.K., took home first place with his Brockmans Gin creation, Betty Brown (aka Gin-Dependent-Woman). The two runners-up were Anton Maltsev Gonzatti of Moscow and Tuca Di Matheo of Portugal. Four U.S.-based bartenders received Merit Awards as top vote getters with #Brocktail. Susanoo by Engine Room in Mystic, submitted by Bartender Torin Quinn, placed among them. The three global winners and four U.S. Merit Award-winning bartenders joined Brockmans Gin at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in July.