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$2000 Mint Julep at the 140th Kentucky Derby

Fun fact about this year’s Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby you can share with your friends or coworkers. This weekend for the ninth year, Woodford Reserve, official bourbon of the Derby, has mint juleps at steeper prices. It is offering 79 of them at $1,000 each and another ten at $2,000 each. The engraved cups this year have a gold-plated medallion of a horse and a garland of roses. Woodford says proceeds benefit the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center for former race horses.  Woodford Reserve’s theme this year is the 89th anniversary of the Derby’s identification as the “Run for the Roses.” That’s why it has 89 cups for sale. Beyond the fancy cups and the boxes made of the same American Oak used in its aging barrels, Woodford has added some extras

julep

Credit: Gary Mihoces

As always, Workout, Drink be merry.

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