The Morning Blend


Woodford Reserve's Kentucky Derby

Posted: 9:39 AM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-07 09:39:22-04

Bourbon and horse racing go hand in hand and, when it comes to bourbon, Kentucky reigns supreme. Just ask Elizabeth McCall, one of the youngest female distillers in the U.S. Celebrated on the 1st Saturday of May, The Kentucky Derby attracts people from all over the world and is steeped in tradition - from the rose garland draped over the winning horse to sipping on mint juleps, the official drink of the state’s most famous event. Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack.