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Woodford Reserve Cocktail Championship

On October 22nd 2018, we were honoured to host the National Final of the Woodford Reserve Cocktail Competition.

The Woodford Reserve Cocktail Challenge is now in its fourth year and it promises to be the best yet. This year’s winner was Veronica Lam, while last year saw Matt Linklater of Black Pearl in Melbourne take out the crown.

Every year since it’s inception, Woodford Reserve hosts a nationwide search for bartenders who are passionate about the Old Fashioned & Manhattan cocktail, Woodford Reserve. Also someone who knows what it means to create a truly meaningful cocktail experience (the “Competition”). Over the course of this search, there are multiple phases that test the ability of the country’s best bartenders. It begins with an initial state-based competition and concludes with the national finals in Melbourne, Australia. The finals this year were hosted by The George on Collins on 22nd October 2018.

The winner of the National Final (the “National Champion”) will be sent to the United States of America to represent Australia in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience competition. The competition will be held at a date to be determined in 2019. The winner will also get a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

We love to support the industry and host events like these. If you are interested in booking a function or event with us please drop us a line and we will help you create the perfect experience.

Cheers Greg and the team @The George on Collins



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