Woodford Reserve; if you've never heard of them before this very moment, they make bourbon. The thing with bourbon is that it's made for everyone to enjoy, so there's no shame in ordering it on the rocks or ordering it neat. With their latest release, it just so happens to be their 2020 Kentucky Derby bottle. On that note, here's what you need to know about the bottle itself.

The bottle

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To start, the one-liter, Kentucky Derby bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon is on sale nationwide and globally, with an SRP of $49.99, which honestly is a steal for any quality bourbon. The design of the bottle itself features the work of Louisville artist Richard Sullivan, a former Atlanta Braves baseball player. Sullivan’s stunning watercolor image is of thoroughbreds as they thunder toward the finish line, with the famed Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in the background. According to Richard Sullivan himself, his "goal was to create a beautiful image of the Kentucky Derby that embodies the spirit of competition, dedication, and freedom that is required to be your best,” Sullivan said. “I wanted to capture this intense moment of competition that is shared between the human and equine athlete. A moment when everything is on the line, time stops, awareness is heightened, mind and body are one, and anything is possible.”

Another thing to note about the bottle is that a special Derby bottle release party will be held on 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Stoneware & Company, 731 Brent Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Sadly I won't be there, but hopefully some of you will be there on my behalf. 

Now that you know more about the bottle, it's time to go and order some on Reserve Bar starting today, March 2nd. While this is a special bottle, you never know how quickly it's going to sell out, so it's time to get on it now.