Register for a chance to compete in the

2020 Woodford Reserve
Manhattan Experience

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How The Manhattan
Experience Works

The search is on for the
2020 Master of the Manhattan.

Share your finest Manhattan and an innovative original recipe featuring Woodford Reserve to enter the running for the experience of a lifetime.

12.16.19 - 2.9.20


Register and submit two recipes. Blind judging begins immediately following the deadline.

3.11.2020 - 4.8.2020

Regional Events

The top-scoring bartenders advance to a regional event to compete for a trip to the semi-finals.

5.11.2020 - 5.14.2020


Regional winners travel to Louisville, KY. to tour the Woodford Reserve distillery and compete in the semi-finals.



Six finalists compete at The Nomad Bar in New York City.

Participating Regions

Understanding the
Manhattan Experience

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The Manhattan is a three-ingredient cocktail and making this timeless classic is a memorable experience. Your entries will be evaluated by the judges on the following criteria:

  • Taste, Balance, Presentation and Appearance
  • Creativity, Originality, Creativity and Relevance
  • Thoughtful use of Ingredients
  • Intelligent use of Woodford Reserve
  • Presentation and Appearance
  • Understanding of the Manhattan

Meet the Judges

Your entry will be evaluated by these
cocktail and spirit industry luminaries.




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