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Sneak Peek: Woodford Reserve Unveils 2019 Kentucky Derby Special Edition

Sneak Peek: Woodford Reserve Unveils 2019 Kentucky Derby Special Edition

A Glimpse into Woodford Reserve’s 2019 Kentucky Derby Bottle

Few things say “spring in Kentucky” quite like the Kentucky Derby. And no Derby is complete without a bit of bourbon. Celebrating this tradition, Woodford Reserve has given us a first look at its limited edition Kentucky Derby bottle for spring 2019. Brace yourself because it is as fetching as the thoroughbred race horses themselves.

The Artistry on the Bottle

First off, the deciding factor for many a bourbon lover, is the aesthetics of the bottle. True to form, Woodford Reserve has not disappointed. The 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle flaunts a magnificent piece of artwork in full color. Local Louisville artist, Keith Anderson, has beautifully captured the heart and soul of the Derby.

A striking image of thoroughbreds storming down the stretch, with jockeys urging them on, graces the front of the bottle. The horses are painted in deep, rich hues, injecting life, vigor, and desperation into the scene. It’s more than just a picture; it’s the essence of Derby, bottled.

The Bourbon Itself

Nobody buys a bourbon based strictly on the looks of the bottle, though. The rich, amber liquid inside is what seals the deal. As a premium scale bourbon, Woodford Reserve has only the finest to offer.

The bourbon inside the 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle is a prime example of Woodford Reserve’s mastery over the craft. It introduces itself with full-bodied undertones of dried fruit and mint, before going on to tease your tastebuds with a spicy, citrusy edge. The finish is smooth and chocolaty, making for an overall complex and satisfying experience that will have you coming back for more.

The Limited Edition Label

The 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle features an authentic, race-seasoned bottle label of Woodford Reserve Bourbon. The label stays true to its original presentation, donning a premium look that subtly speaks of its contents.

The neck of the bottle is dressed with a classy golden band with the text “Kentucky Derby 145”, denoting the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. The release date, along with a quick introduction of the masterpiece bottle, is displayed giving it a comprehensive finish.

Speciality of the Edition

As the Derby’s official sponsor, Woodford Reserve has historically launched these exclusive Kentucky Derby bottles as a tribute to the spirit of the event. The 2019 edition has added a new feather in the cap of the bourbon maker’s traditions.

The tiny details that makeup the artwork mirror the meticulous dedication with which the bourbon is crafted. The unique handcrafted bottle featuring Anderson’s artwork simply radiates the excitement of the Derby and adds a new dimension to the bourbon drinking experience.

Wrapping it Up

In conclusion, Woodford Reserve has once again elevated the standard of the bourbon industry with the release of their 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle. Its limited availability has set it apart and increased its value among bourbon connoisseurs. This particular piece of artwork, coupled with the refined flavors of the bourbon, truly embodies the spirit of the iconic horse race. It is undoubtedly a prized possession for every bourbon lover and a tribute to the grandeur that is the Kentucky Derby.

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Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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