Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Edition No. 146

The new limited edition of the popular Bourbon was launched


Brown-Forman has released the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Edition No. 146, the latest collectible of the popular Bourbon brand. Woodford Reserve is a sponsor and the official Bourbon of the Derby.

The label honors the derby horses

The label of the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby is newly designed every year, this time it was designed by Richard Sullivan. The artist from Louisville, who was a professional baseball player for the Atlanta Braves for many years, immortalized the powerful racehorses at the finish line. In the background you can see the twin towers called “Twin Spires”, the symbol of the Churchill Downs racecourse.

The launch of the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Edition No. 146 in Europe was announced for mid-April 2020. It is presented as a 1-liter bottle with 45.2% ABV.

Kentucky derby postponed due to coronavirus

The Kentucky Derby has been held since 1875, making it the longest running sports event in the United States. In addition to the Super Bowl, it is arguably one of the largest American sporting events and attracts more than 18 million spectators every year. The Mint Julip is the official derby cocktail, based on the Woodford Reserve. Around 120,000 of them are mixed every year during the derby. Originally planned for early May 2020, this year's Kentucky Derby was rescheduled to early September 2020 due to the current corona situation.

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