Woodford Reserve and WeFeast have partnered to bring the Kentucky Derby experience into your home (bring your own hats). The companies have put their own spin on traditional Kentucky favorites like the Hot Brown Sandwich and Benedictine, along with Country Ham & Cheese Biscuits with Pimento Cheese, Spicy BBQ Kettle Chips, and Woodford Reserve Inspired Cookies.
On top of all that grub, Woodford Reserve has provided two (2) 10 oz Mint Julep copper cups, a 2 oz Bourbon Barrel Foods Woodford Reserve Mint syrup and fresh mint, so all you have to do is add ice and Woodford Reserve (bourbon is not included in box, and must be purchased separately) for the traditional Kentucky Derby Woodford Reserve Mint Julep. Each kit also comes with a Woodford Reserve commemorative booklet that celebrates the history of the Derby and honors the Black Jockeys who pushed the sport to great heights in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
This year the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep charity program is honoring the Black jockeys who dominated horse racing and the Kentucky Derby in its early years. The black jockeys were considered the first professional athletes in America — winning 15 of the early Kentucky Derby races before being pushed out of the sport by racism and segregation.
The Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby WeFeast Experience ships all across the country and costs $125. 10% of all sales go to the Jacques Pépin Foundation, which supports free culinary and life skills training, through community based organizations, that helps individuals detached from the workforce gain confidence, skills, and employment in food service.
Head over to the WeFeast website to place your order.
In March, Woodford honored “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2021 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle. This year’s vessel features the artwork of Louisville resident Richard Sullivan, a former professional baseball player.