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Gabor Molnar on how winning medals at competitions are important for a new brand

30/11/2022

Gabor Molnar, Bar manager at The Pig Hotel talks about How winning medals at competitions are important for new brands.

In the interview below, Gabor Molnar, Bar manager at The Pig Hotel, talks about, How winning medals at competitions is important for new brands, How London Competition’s Judging philosophy matches the purchasing criteria of a Wine Buyer on a daily basis, and How winning a medal can help the distillery with exposure?

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Please introduce yourself and your work profile.

Gabor began working in the hospitality industry in 2011 when he turned 18 and relocated to London in 2015 to further his education and improve his bartending skills before joining The Pig organisation. 

Gabor decided to pursue a career in bartending because he enjoys helping people, getting to know them, providing for them, making memories, and discovering new flavors. Gabor began working as a bar manager at The Pig in 2019. 

Bar manager since 2019 at The Pig. I started to work in hospitality in 2011 when I turned 18 and moved to London in 2015 to learn more and become a better bartender before joining The Pig group.

Gabor Molnar at The Pig Hotel

Image: Gabor Molnar at The Pig Hotel

How does the judging philosophy of London competitions match your day-to-day role?

Working with local producers and suppliers gives us the chance to find great quality and value products from smaller independent businesses or people from the community so we can help them grow and always give their best. During our daily service, we always aim also to serve the best quality and value for money that also pleases the guest's eyes.

Judging process of London Spirits  Competition


The judging process of the London Spirits  Competition 

Tips on how brands can use the professional tasting notes they get from judges.

Improve products, increase sales, come up with marketing ideas and target specific consumers.

Why is spirits competition important for spirits consumers?

To keep the market up to date, educate consumers and challenge producers to keep up their standards, and create new and exciting products.

How is LSC different from other Spirits competitions?

Well organised and uses a broad panel of judges that are on trade and working with these products every day.

How Important Is Packaging In Your and Your Consumers Buying Decisions?

The quality of the liquid always comes first before the packaging but it is not a disadvantage if the product pleases the eyes too.

Gabor Molnar, Bar manager at The Pig Hotel

Gabor Molnar, Bar manager at The Pig Hotel

How winning a medal can help the distillery with exposure?

Recognition to the brand and all who work with the brand, good marketing for consumers, and giving an extra talking point with guests.

It's time to enter your brands in the 2023 London Spirits Competition and grow in 2023. The submission deadline is February 22. Enter now and ship your samples.

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