April 16, 2010
Exclusive Mint Julep Cup - world record set by Woodford
LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA -- Woodford Reserve and Tiffany
& Co have partnered up to offer a limited edition Woodford
Reserve $1000 Mint Julep Cup , setting the world record for
Exclusive Mint Julep Cup.
Photo: Woodford Reserve has unveiled
the 2010 $1,000 Mint Julep Cup, the world's
Most Exclusive Mint Julep Cup, designed by Tiffany
& Co. Photo Woodford Reserve (enlarge
"Woodford Reserve is proud to partner with Tiffany
& Co. to bring horse racing fans the most
well-crafted mint julep cup ever to be sold," said Wayne
Rose, Woodford Reserve brand director. "Through the sale of
these julep cups, we look forward to assisting The Barnstable
Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center."
Beginning April 12, the 73 cups are available
online on a first-come, first serve basis. Individually numbered
cups are presented with a silver sipping straw and feature
the Woodford Reserve logo and a new race horse design.
When you pick up your Julep Cup, you'll
find it filled with a special "$1,000 Mint Julep," featuring
organic Turbinado raw cane sugar, a special Kentucky Colonel
Mint grown Louisville in a Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel,
ice crafted from pure glacial meltwater collected near the
Gulf of Alaska, and the Master Distiller's personal selection
of Woodford Reserve super-premium bourbon.
Designed by Tiffany & Co for Woodford, each of
course comes in a signature Tiffany Blue Box, and cased in
the same wood used for Woodford Reserve barrels.
"Tiffany's great heritage of sterling silver
craftsmanship was established in the late 19th century with
the trophies our silversmiths created for the great horse
races of the period," said Diane Brown, vice president of
Tiffany & Co.
"We are gratified to continue that heritage
with the creation of these silver cups for Woodford Reserve
bourbon for presentation at this year's Kentucky Derby and
for the benefit of The Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity
Proceeds from the sale of the cups go to
benefit the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes & Obesity Center.
For more information, go to www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com
(must be 21).
A mint julep is traditionally made of
four ingredients: mint, bourbon, sugar, and water. Traditionally,
spearmint is the mint of choice used in Southern states; in
particular, Kentucky Colonel.
In the use of sugar and mint, it is similar
to the mojito. In preparing a mint julep, a fresh mint sprig
is used primarily as a garnish, to introduce the flavor and
aroma through the nose. If mint leaves are used in the preparation,
they should just be very lightly bruised, if at all.
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April 16, 2010