How the Manhattan Experience Works
The Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience is back in 2022. The three top finishers will win a significant cash prize, with the grand prize winner earning $5,000 and a trip for two to New York City. Share your finest Manhattan and an innovative original recipe featuring Woodford Reserve for a chance to become the 2022 Master of the Manhattan. Whether or not you join the competition or advance to the finals in Kentucky, we hope you stay safe and healthy this year.
Register and submit two recipes. Blind judging begins immediately following the deadline.
The top scoring bartenders advance to their regional event to compete for a trip to the distillery and the finals.
Regional winners travel to Louisville, KY to tour the Woodford Reserve Distillery and compete in the finals.
In addition to the title of the 2022 Master of the Manhattan, the grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and a trip for two to New York City.
Register for a chance to compete in the 2022 Manhattan Experience and for $5,000, a trip to New York City, and the title of 2022 Master of the Manhattan.
Understanding the Manhattan Experience
A typical Manhattan has three ingredients, but a lot more goes into making a memorable version of the timeless classic. Your entries will be evaluated by the judges on the following criteria:
- Taste and Balance
- Creativity, Originality, and Relevance
- Thoughtful Use of Ingredients
- Intelligent Use of Woodford Reserve
- Presentation and Appearance
- Understanding of the Manhattan
This year, Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience is partnering with the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, which is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. Learn more here.
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WOODFORD RESERVE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT WHISKEY 43.2%-45.2% ALC. BY VOL. THE WOODFORD RESERVE DISTILLERY, VERSAILLES, KY. ©2021 BROWN-FORMAN.