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Ocean Prime Introduces Custom Woodford Reserve Bourbon Blends

Ocean Prime Introduces Custom Woodford Reserve Bourbon Blends

Ocean Prime, a nationally-acclaimed modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

Earlier this year, associates at 15 Ocean Prime locations participated in bourbon blending workshops with a representative from Woodford Reserve, creating one-of-a-kind selections to be served in-house. Woodford Reserve sent each participating Ocean Prime restaurant three single barrel samples of Woodford Reserve, which were then blended at the associates’ discretion into three two-barrel batch blends (the smallest small-batch of bourbon possible). From those blends, they then selected their favorite batch blend of Woodford Reserve, which is now only available at that particular Ocean Prime.

Woodford Reserve filled 15 barrels with their custom creations and aged them over several months. All of the barrels will share the same complex, well-rounded flavor associated with Woodford Reserve but each will be slightly distinct.

“We offer a unique experience at every Ocean Prime and our beverage program is no exception,” says Andrea Hoover, Beverage Director. “Each blend represents an expression of the local taste and is not available anywhere else.”

Ocean Prime is the first restaurant to participate in an offsite bourbon blending program with Woodford Reserve, and the associates are excited to showcase their custom creations to guests.  Pours can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a signature OP Manhattan. Creating the perfect chill and melted water ratio in the OP Manhattan is a large format ice cube branded with the Ocean Prime logo.

Prices will vary by location.

All Ocean Prime locations except Phoenix

Beginning August 2019


Ocean Prime is a nationally-acclaimed modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and steaks and truly genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. Guests can experience Ocean Prime in Washington, D.C., Boston, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Tampa, New York, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix and Columbus. For more information, please visit


Woodford Reserve, the “Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby,” is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit or check us out on Facebook at

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Lib Riddiford 
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