Hey, Manhattan master: What are you waiting for?
If you think you make a mean version of this classic cocktail, put your skills to the test and enter the Manhattan Experience now sponsored by Woodford Reserve.
For the competition, entrants must make two cocktails: your version of a classic Manhattan, made with Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon, and a cocktail of your own creation using Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. The cocktails will be judged in regional heats, and the winners of each heat will be flown to Kentucky, where they’ll get the VIP Woodford Reserve Distillery experience.
Of the 34 regional finalists, only six will advance to the finals in New York (round trip airfare and lodging provided), where they’ll mix Manhattans in—that’s right—Manhattan.
The grand prize winner will be flown to San Francisco, where the winning bartender will be featured in a three-part video series and article on Liquor.com. Don’t forget the bragging rights either.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, enter the competition now!