Allan S. Goodman and Brown-Forman, in collaboration with Woodford Reserve, hosted a workshop and informational “Manhattan Experience” session at the Marlborough Tavern on January 21. Tom Kachmarck, State Manager, and Jamie Goldsmith, Market Manager, both from Brown-Forman, presented the three expressions of Woodford Reserve to guests and led them on a taste exploration of the flavor notes of each using the Woodford Reserve Flavor Wheel in preparation for participating in Woodford Reserve Bourbon’s annual national cocktail competition “The Manhattan Experience.” Competitors will face off in qualifying rounds across the country March 11 through April 1. Then 39 semifinalists will be sent to the Woodford Reserve distillery in Tennessee for brand education and continued competition during the semifinals April 22 through 25. The top six finalists will then compete for the grand prize at the finale event in New York City on May 20, 2019. 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.
Photos by Michael Leung.