1 3/4 oz Woodford Reserve 1/2 oz ginger infused simple syrup 1/2 oz pomegranate liqueur 1/2 oz orange liqueur dash orange bitters Mix ingredients over ice in a shaker, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with candied ginger skewered with a cherry. Becca submitted this cocktail for competition in the Manhattan Experience… Read more »

Central Park After Dark Manhattan by Lauren Sundberg, Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, Kentucky

3 large Blackberries 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey 1/2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup Manhattan Rimmer – Make Manhattan Rimmer: Mix 4 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves – Rim martini glass with Manhattan Rimmer – Muddle blackberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup. – Add ice and… Read more »

Manhattan Proof by Kristen Hauss of Proof on Main, Louisville

1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon .5 oz Calvados 1 oz. Lavender syrup dash fee brothers orange bitters orange twist Stir over ice serve up Kristen submitted this cocktail for competition in the Manhattan Experience and Craft of the Ultimate Manhattan Contest in Louisville with Woodford Reserve and Esquire magazine, read more about it here.

5 Point Woodford Manhattan by Eric Dentinger of Jack’s Lounge, Louisville

5 Point Woodford Manhattan 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon .5 oz. Dumante Pistachio liqueur Skinny Orange twist 1 Lavender Sprig Blend Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Dumante Pistachio liquer in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for ten seconds. Poor in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a skinny orange twist and a sprig of… Read more »

Esquire Manhattan featuring Woodford Reserve by David Wondrich

To celebrate the spirit of crafting the ultimate cocktail during the Manhattan Experience and Craft of the Ultimate Manhattan Contest with Woodford Reserve and Esquire magazine, Esquire magazine’s resident mixologist David Wondrich has developed the Esquire Manhattan featuring Woodford Reserve. The cocktail recipe is as follows: 2 oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon 1 oz. Cinzano red… Read more »

Bourbon Whiskey and Boston Water, a Curious Story by Chris Middleton

Water is the alpha and omega in whiskey making. From fermentation to bottling, its ubiquity persists to the moment of consumption, sweetening and diluting whiskey in soft drinks and ice. Occasionally this symbiotic relationship can produce a fascinating story. One hundred and fifty years ago such an occurrence happened between Bourbon whiskey and Boston water… Read more »

Cider Manhattan by Jeromy Edwards

Jeromy Edwards of Back Stage at Theater Square Marketplace was the top winner with this Cider Manhattan for the Kentucky competition of Manhattan Experience by Woodford Reserve and Esquire Magazine. To learn more about the event in Louisville and the Manhattan Experience, click here. Recipe follows below 2 oz. Woodford Reserve .5 oz. Antica Vermouth… Read more »

A Visit to The Knob Creek House during the Knob Creek Drought

Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe invites BourbonBlog.com to the Knob Creek House in Clermont, Kentucky for some Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey. Whiskey Professor Bernie Lubbers stops by and we all ponder how much longer we can survive the Knob Creek Drought? × According to Jim Beam, the new batch of Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey… Read more »

Woodford Reserve and Esquire Magazine’s Manhattan Experience

Woodford Reserve bourbon and Esquire magazine have teamed up to give bartenders and people across the country the chance to become the master of the Manhattan by submitting their recipes on www.wellcraftedmanhattan.com. Tonight at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, the Manhattan Experience discovered the best Manhattan in Kentucky by voting Jeromy Edwards (in photo below)… Read more »

Bourbon, Cigars and Jazz with Heaven Hill at Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009

There is no night like this one with Heaven Hill Bourbons and Camacho Cigars at The Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009. We’re enjoying the night with our friends Heaven Hill Master Distillers Craig and Parker Beam in the video below. × Special thanks to Larry Kass, Joshua Hafer, Craig Beam and Parker Beam.