Woodford Manhattan Competition
A distinguished group of six talented bartenders gathered together at Cotton & Rye on February 28th for an opportunity to show off their skills and create their signature Manhattan cocktail at the Woodford Reserve Annual Bartender Competition. Applicants were invited to submit two original recipes using Woodford Reserve bourbon and could also enter an optional written component to discuss the significance of the Manhattan in today's cocktail landscape. Savannah's winner, Cody Henson from The Grey, won an all-expense paid trip to the Woodford Reserve Distillery where he will find out if he advances to the finale event to receive a feature on Liquor.com and a trip to San Francisco for a photo and video shoot. Applicants will be asked to submit two original recipes using Woodford Reserve bourbon.
Photos by Jason Smith with St. Julien Photography