Louisville, KY. – Signs of the Derby Festival can be found everywhere in the spring, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon is releasing their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon this week, featuring the image of the 2018 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Louisville artists and twin sisters – Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.
“This year’s poster is another iconic piece created by the Barnharts,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Their artwork can be found all around Louisville, and that now includes on bourbon bottles.”
Representatives from the Kentucky Derby Festival, along with Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, participated in a barrel tasting and selection at the Four Roses’ Warehouse and Bottling Facility in December to choose their favorite barrel of Four Roses. The bourbon chosen was bottled and specially labeled to include a miniature image of this year’s Festival poster. The special selection bottle will be release tonight at Liquor Barn in Springhurst for $69.99.
The 2018 poster image released last month, features the “Spirited Pegasus,” created with a spontaneous flow of oil pastel sticks and oil wash brushstrokes. There is also a “Fleur de Festival” emblem, which is a composite of images that represent the Kentucky Derby Festival and its many events. The poster can be purchased online at KDF.org.
Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.