Tom Vernon

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Words by: Jane Ryan

Tom Vernon is the face of Woodford Reserve bourbon for bartenders across the UK. With a background in hospitality, starting out at the tender age of 15 washing dishes in a pub, he quickly gravitated towards the bar, fascinated by the craft of the bartenders.

Still a rarity in the UK, as opposed to the US where brand calls are commonly heard across the bar, Woodford has become synonymous with good bourbon and customers will often ask for it by name. As for the ambassador, Tom likes his Woodford in an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan or simply neat.

Tom's Manhattan Recipe

Glass: Coupe
Garnish:Maraschino cherry
Method: Stir ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled glass.
60ml Woodford Reserve
25ml Antica formula
4 dashes aromatic bitters
1 dash Luxardo maraschino

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