Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 147 Bourbon Whiskey Liter
Woodford Reserve’s commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle will feature the the same artist for the second year.
The watercolor painting on the front of the bottle by Louisville artist Richard Sullivan features horses thundering down the stretch at Churchill Downs. It was designed to compliment the Derby bottle he did last year.
“The Kentucky Derby is resplendent with color, pageantry, and pure athleticism — and I wanted to capture that in my artwork,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan is a former pro athlete that was drafted by the Braves in the 11th round as a junior in 2008. He played six years of minor league baseball before finishing his art degree. His work is featured across country including at The Atlanta Braves Truist Park, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle has been an annual collector’s item since 1999.
Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2021 commemorative Derby bottle.
The Woodford Reserve Distillery has been distilling on the same site for more than 235 years, making it the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky. Now owned by Brown-Forman—one of America’s largest wine and spirits companies—it has been refitted and set to expand.
Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.
Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.
Silky smooth, almost creamy with a long, warm satisfying tail.