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Woodford Reserve® Celebrates the Best of Kentucky with 2018 Kentucky Derby® $1,000 Mint Julep Cup

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, today reveals its $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby® benefiting the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund. Now in its 13th year, the 2018 Cup pays tribute to Kentucky by offering a quintessential julep crafted by Woodford Reserve’s newly appointed Assistant Master Distiller, Elizabeth McCall, and Master Distiller, Chris Morris. This year’s cup, recipe and experience is presented under the theme: Best of Kentucky. Woodford Reserve® 2018 Kentucky Derby® Mint Julep  Ingredients: 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1 tsp Woodford County, Kentucky, Sorghum Simple Syrup 2 Leaves of Kentucky Colonel Mint Garnish: 3 spray red…

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LouisvilleKy’s Famous Horse Race gets a new sponsor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”, NASDAQ: CHDN) and Brown-Forman Corporation (“Brown-Forman”, NYSE:BFA,BFB) today announced a five-year agreement through which Brown-Forman’s Woodford Reserve bourbon will be the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. Beginning with its 144th running on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Churchill Downs Racetrack(“Churchill Downs”) in Louisville, Ky., the $2 million classic race for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds and one of America’s premier sports and entertainment events will be known as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve.  America’s oldest continuously-held sports event with a history that dates to 1875, the Kentucky Derby will be nationally televised by NBC Sports. Terms of the presenting sponsor agreement…

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Woodford Reserve Celebrates Derby with $1,000 Mint Julep Cup just unveiled in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve today reveals its $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby® benefiting the Kentucky Derby Museum. Now in its 12th year, the 2017 Cup pays tribute to the British-inspired Kentucky Derby offering a quintessential julep crafted by Woodford Reserve Global Ambassador, Tom Vernon. This year’s cup, recipe and experience is presented under the theme: The Sport of Kings… and Queen(s). In 1872, Churchill Downs founder Meriwether Lewis Clark traveled to England to attend the Epsom Derby – a popular horse race attended by British royalty and high society. Upon returning to…


LouisvilleKY’s Hottest Musicians & Fine Bourbon Promise Best Party in Town on Saturday

BEN SOLLEE AND LINKIN’ BRIDGE TO HEADLINE DOWNS AFTER DARK’S CELEBRATION OF BOURBON, BETS & BOW TIES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Sept. 19, 2016) – Churchill Downs is pulling out all the stops to make this Saturday’s Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois & Woodford Reserve one of Louisville’s most exciting and memorable parties of the season. The evening’s theme, Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties will celebrate the best of Kentucky, including local musicians, Kentucky bourbon, Southern style and the world’s greatest racehorses. Tickets start at $10 and are available at www.churchilldowns.com/downsafterdark. Gates open at 5 p.m. with first post…

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2016 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cup unveiled

Woodford Reserve® Unites with Fashion & Mixology’s Top Talent to Create 2016 Kentucky Derby® $1,000 Mint Julep Cup A trifecta of handcrafted artistry benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve today unveils its $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby® and benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Now in its 11th year, the 2016 iteration offers an elevated Derby experience curated by Master Distiller Chris Morris, in partnership with acclaimed menswear designer Hamilton Shirts and New York mixologist Julie Renee Williams. This year’s special Mint Julep recipe pays tribute to the…

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Louisville Ky’s Forecastle announces new bourbon lineup

FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES 2016 BOURBON LODGE LINEUP AND LODGE ADDITIONS, INCLUDING FLIGHT BAR, SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, MIXOLOGY, BOURBON CARES, FIRESIDE CHATS, CULINARY OASIS AND MORE GONZO BAR RETURNS WITH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND FILM SERIES LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the revamped return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set…

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Woodford Reserve Releases Kentucky Derby Bottle

Equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly’s painting featured on commemorative bottle   LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring this year’s “Run for the Roses”™ with the release of its 2016 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle.  This year’s limited-edition Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle features artwork from award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly. Chicago native Pauly is a world-renowned equine painter and is the Official Artist of American Pharoah – Triple Crown Winner. His painting “Barreling Down” is featured on the front of the Woodford Reserve bottle. The image on the bottle features a closeup,…

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Louisville cooperage marks major milestone

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Brown-Forman Cooperage celebrated 70 years of continuous barrel-making excellence with a commemorative ceremony at its Louisville location on February 10, 2016. Brown-Forman is the only major spirits company to own and operate a new whiskey barrel-making facility. Founded in 1945, the Brown-Forman Cooperage is home to roughly 300 employees where more than 2,500 barrels per day are hand-crafted for the aging of spirits such as Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Early Times, Canadian Mist, el Jimador, and Herradura. While these products are found globally around the world, their journey to the bottle began at a Brown-Forman…

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New whiskey release from legendary Louisville Ky distillery

Woodford Reserve Unveils Latest Distillery Series Expression: Frosty Four Wood PR Newswire   LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve announces the latest Distillery Series expression, Frosty Four Wood. Unveiled in July 2015, the Distillery Series is Woodford Reserve’s latest line of complex offerings available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and select Kentucky retailers. The series showcases Woodford Reserve’s continued commitment to providing an unmatched whiskey experience and leading the spirits industry through innovation and craftsmanship. Following the 2015 release of Double Double Oaked and Sweet Mash Redux, Frosty Four Wood brings to life Woodford Reserve’s creativity…

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Louisville Ky artist gets nod to design Woodford Reserve holiday bottle

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve celebrates the holiday season with the release of its 2015 holiday bottle.  The limited edition Woodford Reserve holiday bottle features the artwork from Louisville artist Thomas William Foerster. Foerster’s image on the bottle features a snow scene in the middle of winter at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. The impressionistic image features nine bourbon barrels resting on the barrel run in front of the distillery. Covered in a small amount of snow, the barrels are making their way to the warehouse where the bourbon will mature for several years….