The Manhattan Experience: Woodford Reserve Bourbon at Station 3



A collective group of industry insiders were treated to ” A Cocktail in New York: An evening filled with New York styled music, food, casino games and Manhattan’s.” Guests were treated to New York style pizza, Ball park franks and pretzels, while enjoying a variety of Woodford Reserve Bourbon themed cocktails.


If you haven’t tried Woodford Reserve then I suggest you pick some up. It is reminiscent to Makers 49 or Knob Creek but smoother and a hair cheaper. The bourbon itself is sweet and has a nice caramel finish. Makes for great Manhattan’s and Old Fashions.


With an in house, live art performance from hip-hop dancer, dance music producer, martial artist, aerial circus arts performer Jordan Kolar, A Manhattan making demonstration and an open bar serving 4 themed cocktails, Station 3 was on fire. In keeping with the theme the 2nd floor was set as a casino with games like roulette and craps.. neither of which I played and a photo booth with New York Skyline and Yankee Stadium backdrops.  There was a dude walking around in a full baseball uniform with a bat, passing out t-shirts if you completed a Woodford Reserve survey… weird.. or maybe not. I’m not from New York…


Back to those Manhattan’s; the demonstration showed how to make a “quick and easy” Manhattan.. peep the necessary ingredients and directions below and enjoy chilled or over ice. Remember when making a “boozy” drink with multiple liquors STIR never shake. The air is killer!




  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth (try Martini & Rossi vermouth)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • splash of cherry juice (or a garnish of fresh cherries)


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add ingredients and stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.



French Manhattan                                                 WoodFord Sour

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