Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve hosted a workshop and informational “Manhattan Experience” session at the Hilton Hartford Downtown on December 18, 2017, featuring a brand education session with Walter Easterbrook, Woodford Reserve Brand Ambassador. Area bartenders, United States Bartenders’ Guild Connecticut (USBG CT) chapter members and representatives from Brown-Forman, Allan S. Goodman and Eder Bros., Inc. were led through a tasting by Easterbrook on Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey in preparation for participating in Woodford Reserve Bourbon’s annual national cocktail competition, “The Manhattan Experience.” Brown-Forman will host the Connecticut competition at the Wood N Tap in Newington on March 5, 2018. The winner of the Connecticut finals will be one of 40 semi-finalists sent to the Woodford Reserve distillery in Tennessee for brand education and continued competition. The top six finalists will be sent to compete for the grand prize at the finale event in New York City on April 23, 2018. The grand prize winner will be named “Master of the Manhattan” and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to London and a feature article on Liquor.com.