This year will mark the 73rd anniversary of the mint julep cocktail as the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. In recognition, 73 special Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups will be offered on a first come, first served basis for purchase of $1,000 each.
The cups, handmade by Tiffany & Co., are silver and come with a sterling silver sipping straw. Each cup will be presented in a Tiffany & Co. blue box made uniquely for Woodford Reserve. The cups are individually numbered, and feature the Woodford Reserve logo along with a unique horse racing design. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center.
Those who purchase the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup will have the choice to enjoy a mint julep at the Derby featuring ingredients from around the world: organic Turbinado raw-cane sugar from Brazil; a special Kentucky Colonel Mint from Louisville, Ky.; ice made from water from a 10,000-year-old glacier in the far northern region of the Pacific Ocean near the Gulf of Alaska, and a small batch of the Master Distiller’s personal selection of Woodford Reserve super-premium bourbon, selected specifically for the $1,000 Mint Julep.
Sales of the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup began April 12 at 12 p.m. EST. To purchase a cup, log on to www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com . The cups are available for purchase to customers 21 years of age or older. Any unsold cups will be available for purchase on Kentucky Derby day at the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Experience. Sales end April 28 at 12 p.m. EST.