Welcome!

News Feed Item

Woodford Reserve® Celebrates the Run for the Roses™ with Exclusive $1,000 Mint Julep Cup for Charity

Net proceeds from cups and certain vineyard vines wearables to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the 89th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby®'s designation as the "Run for the Roses," Woodford Reserve will offer an exclusive $1,000 Mint Julep Cup to raise funds for a good cause at Kentucky Derby 140. With proceeds benefitting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, 89 exclusive rose-themed mint julep cups with a selection of uniquely handcrafted rose-themed ingredients will be available for purchase online beginning April 14.

In honor of the 89th year that the Kentucky Derby has been named the Run for the Roses, there will be a total of 89 cups available for purchase online from April 14-May 1 at www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com. 79 Kentucky Rose Cups available for $1,000 each feature a gold-plated, hand-engraved medallion of a Thoroughbred adorned in the traditional Kentucky Derby Rose Garland. 10 Royal Rose Cups available for $2,000 each are gold plated with a sterling silver medallion also featuring a hand-engraved Thoroughbred wearing a rose garland.

Owners of the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup will enjoy a julep featuring a unique set of rose-infused ingredients: ice infused with rose water; Bourbon Barrel Foods hand-selected and candied rose petals; mint julep simple syrup also crafted by Bourbon Barrel Foods; and Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. The 89 cups will be presented only on Kentucky Derby Day, May 3, 2014.

Woodford Reserve has also teamed up with vineyard vines® to create a custom fabric exclusively for the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup along with a collection of wearables for purchase with proceeds benefitting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center. The wearables include a limited quantity of bowties, neckties, pocket squares and scarves available for purchase at the Woodford Reserve Distillery or by calling 859-879-1940.

"Woodford Reserve is excited to celebrate the Run for the Roses with these exclusive cups for a good cause," said Jason Kempf, Woodford Reserve Brand Director.  "Through the sale of these julep cups, we look forward to supporting Old Friends and the Thoroughbreds in their care."

2014 marks the ninth year of the program with more than $354,000 raised for equine and humanitarian causes. Fans are encouraged to follow Woodford Reserve online for exciting Kentucky Derby events and activities via Twitter at @woodfordreserve. Visit www.twitter.com/woodfordreserve for all the details.

"Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center is very grateful for all of the funds raised and recognition gained from the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program," said Michael Blowen, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center President. "We appreciate the support to help us take care of the retired racing heroes here at Old Friends."

How to Purchase a Cup
Starting April 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. E.T., consumers age 21 years and older can log on to www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com to purchase one of the Kentucky Rose or Royal Rose Cups. Celebrating the 89th year of the Kentucky Derby's designation as the Run for the Roses, a total of 89 cups are available for purchase. Each cup is presented in a box made from the same American oak as Woodford Reserve barrels and is lined with a custom silk fabric designed by the Connecticut-based lifestyle brand vineyard vines®, the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby. Online sale closes on May 1, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. E.T.

Kentucky Rose Cups
79 Kentucky Rose Cups are available for purchase online for $1,000 on a first come, first buy basis from April 14-May 1. These individually numbered cups are hand-engraved with a gold-plated medallion of a Thoroughbred adorned in the traditional Kentucky Derby Garland of Roses along with the 2014 Kentucky Derby date and Woodford Reserve logo and is accompanied by a gold-plated sipping straw. Any unsold cups will be available for purchase at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day.  Purchase of cup does not include admission to Churchill Downs.  Purchased cups must be claimed by buyer or his or her proxy at Churchill Downs on Derby Day. For complete terms and conditions, go to www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com.

Royal Rose Cups
In addition to the 79 Kentucky Rose Cups, there are 10 Royal Rose Cups available for purchase online for $2,000 on a first come, first buy basis. These individually numbered cups are gold-plated and hand-engraved with a sterling silver medallion of a Thoroughbred adorned in the traditional Kentucky Derby Garland of Roses along with the 2014 Kentucky Derby date and Woodford Reserve logo and is accompanied by a gold-plated sipping straw. Any unsold cups will be available for purchase at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day.  Purchase of cup does not include admission to Churchill Downs. Purchased cups must be claimed by buyer or his or her proxy at Churchill Downs on Derby Day.  For complete terms and conditions, go to www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com.

The Mint Julep Cup's Special Ingredients
This year's $1,000 Mint Julep Cup will feature uniquely handcrafted ingredients created in collaboration with Kentucky-based Bourbon Barrel Foods:

  • Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby
  • Ice infused with rose water
  • Mint julep simple syrup crafted by Bourbon Barrel Foods
  • Bourbon Barrel Foods hand-selected and candied rose petals

About Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center 
Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends cares for more than 130 horses across three states, most of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. They are the only Thoroughbred retirement facility that specializes in accepting stallions and so we take exceptional pride in our pensioned champions. At Old Friends, visitors can hear the stories of the horses while learning about racing and ways to help with Thoroughbred aftercare. To make a contribution supporting Old Friends, please visit http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/.

About Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve, the "Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby," is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky - the heart of thoroughbred country. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands such as Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Korbel California Champagne, Herradura Tequila, Sonoma-Cutrer Wines, Chambord Liqueur, and Tuaca Liqueur. For more information, please visit www.woodfordreserve.com. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly.

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45.2% Alc. by Vol., The Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles, KY ©2014

About Churchill Downs®
Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 3, 2014 and its 2014 Spring Meet is scheduled for April 26-June 29. The track has hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at  www.ChurchillDowns.com. Churchill Downs®, Kentucky Derby® and the Twin Spires design are registered trademarks of Churchill Downs Incorporated.

About vineyard vines®
vineyard vines®, a company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented The Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com and at over forty freestanding stores. For more information on the brand or to shop The vineyard vines for Kentucky Derby® Collection, please visit www.vineyardvines.com

About Bourbon Barrel Foods
Bourbon Barrel Foods is a producer of gourmet food products that reflect the rich history and heritage of Kentucky's bourbon country. They produce the only small batch artisan soy sauce in America, Bluegrass Soy Sauce, as well as other products that are enhanced with re-purposed Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel; bourbon smoked spices and sugar, flavored sugars, barrel aged Worcestershire Sauce, and pure Kentucky sweet sorghum.  Their products have been featured in the New York Times, Food and Wine, Southern Living and Garden and Gun and on the shows "How it's Made" (Discovery), "America's Heartland" (PBS), and "Good Morning America." Select Bourbon Barrel Foods products are sold across the United States at Williams-Sonoma®, Whole Foods®, Dean & Deluca® and other fine retailers. For more information visit www.bourbonbarrelfoods.com.

Woodford Reserve announces the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup for charity at the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2014. Proceeds from the sales of these exclusive cups benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center.

Video - http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-CL03548-20140411-1.mp4
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140411/72518

SOURCE Woodford Reserve

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.