Kentucky Derby festivities are coming up quickly, as we are just 2 weeks away from the “most exciting 2 minutes in sports.” It’s also the time of year when the bourbon distilleries come out with special bottles and promotions around the event. As I previously wrote about, the 2016 Woodford Reserve commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle is on the shelves. I got mine at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, Ca.
This week, I got information on 2 new special bourbon bottles. As a Makers Mark Ambassador, I got an email from Rob Samuels about a special charity bottle they will have to commemorate American Pharaoh’s Triple Crown Victory. It is in the silks and stable colors of American Pharaoh and the Zayat Family. I called the distillery and I was told they will cost between $75-85 depending upon your location. If you click on their link starting May 1 you can find a location near you to purchase one. I called Hi-Time Wine Cellars to see if they were getting the Pharaoh bottle and they thought they would but it had not been confirmed.
Another new offering is from Calumet Bourbon. They have a boxed set with a Derby glass. The glass has Calumets’ name on it. It is different graphics than the official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep glass. Below is a photo Caskers sent me. May be a real collectible. This is available from Caskers on line. I have not seen it anywhere else.
If you type in Kentucky Derby Bourbon into google you will find lots of listings of bourbon related recipes, goods, and decorations related to the Derby. The link below ups for some additional bourbon drinks for your party.