Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015

The Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015 was held last night at Grain Bar in Sydney. I had the pleasure of judging the final with Master Distiller Chris Morris and Grant Shearon of Brown-Forman.

Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015
L-R: Grant Shearon, Chris Morris, Thalita Alves, Corinne Mossati

Four contestants competed for the title with Thalita Alves (QLD) of The Gresham in Brisbane coming in first place and winning $1500.

Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015

The other three contestants, Ryan Gavin (NSW) of Rockpool Bar & Grill, David Stucken (WA) of Varnish on King and Blake Hall (VIC) of Woods of Windsor impressed the judges so much with their creativity that they were all awarded equal runners up. They each won $600 and a bottle of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Classic Malt.

Below are some snaps of the event:

Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015

The Judges L-R: Grant Shearon (Brown-Forman), Corinne Mossati (Gourmantic), Chris Morris (Woodford Reserve Master Distiller)

Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015

Thalita Alves wins the Woodford Reserve National Competition Final 2015.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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