Here is the link to the Woodford Reserve $1000 Julep Cup. These are on sale at the track right now.
Presenting the 2010 Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup!
Derby Season has arrived, and so have the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups!
This marks the 73rd year the mint julep cocktail has been recognized as the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs®. Therefore, there are 73 total cups this year - each offered on a first come first served basis for immediate purchase of $1,000 each. Proceeds from this year's sale will benefit The Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center
The handmade silver mint julep cups were designed by Tiffany & Co. ®, and come with a sterling silver sipping straw. Each cup will be presented in a unique 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.
Owners of the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup will have the choice to enjoy a mint julep at the race featuring a unique set of ingredients from around the globe:
How to Purchase
- Organic Turbinado raw-cane sugar made from 100 percent organic sugar cane grown in Brazil. This sugar provides a smooth, mellow and rounded flavor, perfect for the world's most exotic Mint Julep.
- A special Kentucky Colonel Mint from Louisville, KY which was grown in a used Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrel.
- Ice made of water from a 10,000-year-old glacier in the far northern region of the Pacific Ocean near the Gulf of Alaska. This iceberg is by far the rarest and purest type of water on earth, pre-dating man and pollution.
- A small batch of the Master Distiller's personal selection of Woodford Reserve super-premium bourbon, selected specifically for the $1,000 Mint Julep.
Beginning Monday, April 12th at noon (EDT) consumers 21 years of age and older, can log on to www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com
to purchase their cup. Any unsold cups will be available for purchase on Kentucky Derby Day at the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Experience, located near the clubhouse escalator inside Gate 10.Consumers without internet access or in need of assistance may call 1-888-696-4685. Sale ends Wednesday, April 28th at noon (EDT).
See you at the Races!
Your friends at Woodford Reserve This beverage is sold as a charitable activity by Woodford Reserve and receives a lot of attention in the media in Louisville.
My own personal beverage eliminates the mint ! (Which tends to spoil the overall link to the tradition!!) My father claimed that Southern Comfort was the 'Real" backbone of a Mint Julep, not Bourbon. I tried one made with Southern Comfort several years ago and agree with the majority in saying Dad was Wrong. Southern Comfort in a Julep is like tomatoes in Chowder, a very personal preference !!!!
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