Register for a chance to compete in the

2020 Woodford Reserve
Manhattan Experience

The entry deadline has passed.
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Important
Covid-19 Update

First and foremost, we hope you are all doing okay during this challenging time. After very careful consideration, we will be moving the program dates to allow for the safest and most enjoyable environment. Local events will now take place between September 15 and November 15* and the semi-finals and finale event will be happening from late-January to mid-March*. We appreciate your flexibility and consideration during such a difficult time.

*Please note, these are estimated target dates.

12.16.19 - 2.9.20

Register

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

Target Dates:
9.15.2020 - 11.15.2020

Regional Events

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

Target Dates:
Between Late-January & Mid-March 2021

Semi-Finals

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

Target Dates:
Between Late-January & Mid-March 2021

Finale

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.

Jacques
Bezuidenhout

Charles
Joly

Julie
Reiner

Event News

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