The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience has released its sixth special edition Kentucky Derby Festival bourbon bottle. This year’s edition comes with a commemorative 50th Edition Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in wax on the neck.
The Kentucky Derby Festival bottle is filled with Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon. Each bottle is noted with the exact day it was put in an oak barrel to age, the barrel number, and the date it was bottled. This limited edition 2014 vintage is bottled at 117 proof, commemorating both the 67th Kentucky Derby Festival plus the 50th year for the Pegasus Pin. The whiskey is matured in natural open-rick warehouses under the supervision of Heaven Hill’s distillers.
Dipped in a gold wax, the bottle features a special face label with the coordinating gold Kentucky Derby Festival logo and includes an official 2022 Pegasus Pin in an envelope attached to each bottle.
“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival and celebrate a milestone year for the Pegasus Pin, which represents the unique Kentucky spirit that makes this time of year so exciting in the Bluegrass State,” said Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller Jodie Filiatreau.
“Celebrating the 50th year for the Pegasus Pins will make this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival even more special,” said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Matt Gibson. “Like the pins, we know Festival fans will want to add this special edition Evan Williams bottle to their collection too.”
Since beginning in 1956, the Kentucky Derby Festival has grown to feature more than 70 special events leading up to the iconic race. This year’s festival runs from March 16 through May 1.
Pegasus Pins, which allow entry to many Derby Festival events, can be purchased exclusively at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience through March 2nd, prior to being available at other local retailers.
The bourbon is now available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Kentucky for $79.99 and at select area retailers.
For more information, head over to the distillery’s official website.