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If you're drinking a classic cocktail, you might as well use vintage glassware.
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Woodford Double Oak and Woodford Rye were the stars of the show.
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I'm a sucker for brandied cherries.
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The Manhattan from Imperial Life leaned on maraschino liqueur.
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Everyone at the final mix off got to sample each cocktail. The pear and fig garnish from Nightbell was a hit.
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Showmanship counts when I judge a cocktail. Luckily, nobody was harmed in the lighting of this orange peel.
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After all of the judging was done, a winner was crowned. The Smoky Park Supper Club earned the right to claim the best Manhattan in Asheville.