Articles Tagged: Kentucky Derby

The Regal Ransom Cocktail

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In preparation for the Kentucky Derby, I’ve created a cocktail named after the top contender—Regal Ransom.

This drink accentuates some of the bourbon’s undertones. Mixing bourbon with a syrup of honey and pears brings out the spirit’s sweeter side. The tea and lemon balance the sweetness and compliment the oaky qualities of the bourbon. Overall, this cocktail lets the bourbon shine through while still giving you something light and refreshing.… Read more

Derby Day Omakase

Today marks the 134 running of the Kentucky Derby, the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. To celebrate, we have links from around the web.

    The official Kentucky Derby Site – News, Videos and Wagering
    The Early Times Mint Julep – the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby
    Kentucky Derby Cocktails from Crown Royal
    Our Mint Julep Recipe
    7 things you should know about the Kentucky Derby
    How read the racing form
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Jimmy Russell’s Mint Julep

I had the pleasure to meet Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell at this past Fall’s whiskeyfest. Jimmy is a true legend in bourbon distilling, having been at it for 54 years. One thing Jimmy has learned in his years is that the perfect cocktail for the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. 

With 54 Derbies under his belt, Russell’s Julep has been precisely refined. He uses his higher proof of Wild Turkey 101, which … Read more

$1000 Dollar Mint Julep 2007

Woodford Reserve, the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, is once again offering the $1000 Mint Julep and donating the proceeds to the Thoroughbred Charities of America.

This years 132 limited edition Julep Cups are plated with 24kt gold. The drink is made with some of the world’s finest ingredients; lush mint from Ireland, ultra-fine sugar from Australia, glacial ice from the Bavarian Alps and the Master Distiller’s selection of Woodford Reserve bourbon. The 132 … Read more

The Bourbon Trail

Going to the Derby? Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Visit 6 distilleries that are close by to Louisville. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail also includes the best Central Kentucky has to offer including the Kentucky State Capitol, the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and many famous horse farms in the rolling bluegrass country are nearby.

- Buffalo Trace
- Four Roses
- Heaven Hill
- Jim Beam
- Marker’s Mark
- Wild Turkey

Kentucky Distillers’ … Read more

Drink a mint julep, save a horse

Churchill Downs will sell 50 special mint juelps at this year’s Kentucky Derby for $1,000 each, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

This, of course, will be no ordinary mint julep. The cocktail will be made with one of the world’s best bourbons, produced by Woodford Brands, and served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw. The mint will be brought in from Morocco, the ice … Read more

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