The event takes place Monday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at Proof on Main. The bartenders were selected from more than 200 recipes that Kentucky bartenders submitted online for the preliminary judging. The bartenders’ creations will be judged by a panel of experts (me, bitches!) at the event. A limited number of invitations to The Manhattan Experience are available online at www.themanhattanexperience.com. An invitation is necessary and must be presented at the door for admission. One finalist from each event in select markets will showcase the area’s winning Manhattan during an exclusive event at Esquire Soho, the magazine’s Ultimate Bachelor Pad, in Manhattan on Nov. 9.