Woodford Reserve to Offer $1,000 Mint Juleps

Designed by Tiffany and Co. and made of silver, the 73 cups will sell for $1,000 each

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.