Australian bartenders are invited to apply for Woodford Reserve Australia’s Cocktail Competition from 1 July.

To enter, bartenders must create an original Woodford Reserve rye cocktail recipe that includes 30mL of the whiskey alongside a maximum of six ingredients per cocktail.

If successful, bartenders will move to the second round where they will be required to create their own version of an Old Fashioned using Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select and feature the drink on their venue’s cocktail menu. They will also be required to promote the drink on the venue’s social media platform.

Brown-Forman representatives will visit the successful venues to judge each of the Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned cocktail creations.

State state heats will follow before the Australian final is held in Melbourne in October where the winner will be flown to Kentucky to compete against American bartenders for the US semi-final.

If successful, the Australian contender will be flown to New York where they will battle it out in May 2019 for the title and prize of Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Champion.

Entries close midnight 22 July. Submit your entry here.


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