The Tradition Continues: The 2019 Kentucky Derby Bottle from Woodford Reserve
A Preview of the Bottle Design
It’s that time of the year when folks in Kentucky get ready to don their best hats, pick out their finest suits, and attend the much-awaited Kentucky Derby. For bourbon lovers, it’s also time for the release of the annual Kentucky Derby bottle from Woodford Reserve. This year, the revered bourbon distillery has unveiled the first look of the 2019 edition of the bottle, and it’s as visually stunning as ever.
The bottle features a vibrant and elaborate design that showcases the iconic racetrack, the Twin Spires, and the champion thoroughbred, Secretariat. The silks of Secretariat are prominently displayed on the top half of the bottle, adding a touch of elegance that’s synonymous with the Run for the Roses.
The bottom half of the bottle features the track layout of Churchill Downs, complete with the green lawn, spectators in their colorful outfits, and gates where the horses make their triumphant appearance. The design is completed with a subtle blue sky in the background and an intricate border that frames the artwork.
The Story Behind the Bourbon
Just like the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve is steeped in tradition, history, and craftsmanship. The distillery’s roots can be traced back to the 1800s when Elijah Pepper began distilling bourbon in Versailles, KY. The distillery that we recognize today was founded in 1996 and has since become one of the most renowned bourbon brands in the world.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon is made from a mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. This unique recipe results in a distinctive flavor profile that’s both spicy and sweet, providing a perfect harmony of flavors. The bourbon is then aged in new, charred oak barrels for 6-7 years, allowing it to develop the signature woody and caramel notes that have made it a fan favorite.
The Kentucky Derby bottle from Woodford Reserve is more than just a pretty face. The bourbon inside the bottle is just as special and quintessentially Kentucky.
Availability and Purchase Details
The 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle from Woodford Reserve will be available for purchase in early April 2019. The bottle will be sold in select liquor stores and at Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby weekend.
It’s important to note that the Kentucky Derby bottle tends to be very popular and sells out quickly, so it’s recommended that you place your order in advance. The bottle will retail for approximately $45, making it a fantastic choice for both bourbon collectors and Kentucky Derby enthusiasts.
In conclusion, the 2019 Kentucky Derby bottle from Woodford Reserve is truly a sight to behold. The intricate and detailed design of the bottle captures the essence and excitement of the Kentucky Derby, while the bourbon inside is a testament to the craft and tradition that’s synonymous with Kentucky bourbon. Whether you’re a collector or simply a bourbon lover, this bottle is one that you won’t want to miss out on.