Early Times Mint Julep Releases Commemorative Derby Bottle
Early Times Named "Official Drink of Kentucky Derby 140®"
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 27 years, the
Early Times Mint Julep has proudly served as the "Official Drink of the
Kentucky Derby®." In celebration of this, Early Times Kentucky Whisky
continues its tradition with the release of the 2014 commemorative Kentucky
Early Times Mint Julep, the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby, releases its
limited edition Kentucky Derby bottle.
Available beginning in March 2014, the one-liter pre-mix bottle will be
available in limited quantities throughout the United States for a suggested
retail price of $15.99.
The artwork on this year's Kentucky Derby 140® bottle features the work of
acclaimed artist and Louisville native, Ashley Cecil. Ashley's stunning work,
"Time For the Roses" celebrates the moment when the traditional garland of
more than 400 red roses is presented to the Kentucky Derby winner. For more
information, please visit www.ashleycecil.com.
The excitement of the Winner's Circle is captured on the bottle with an image
of the winning jockey sitting atop his horse draped in a garland of roses.
Beside the horse is a woman presenting a bouquet of roses to the jockey and
several other onlookers in the background.
"We are excited to feature a new artist this year and feel that Ashley's work
perfectly captures the most emotional moment for a winning jockey," said
Therese McGuire, brand manager for Early Times Kentucky Whisky. "Not only is
the Early Times Mint Julep bottle a work of art, but also a must-have for
every Kentucky Derby party to provide a quick and easy mint julep."
During this year's Kentucky Derby week, more than 120,000 Early Times Mint
Juleps are expected to be served at Churchill Downs®. Over the past 27 years,
more than 2.5 million Early Times Mint Juleps have been served between
Kentucky Oaks® and Derby Days at Churchill Downs. This year's Kentucky Derby
will take place Saturday, May 3, 2014.
About the Artist:
Ashley Cecil is a Louisville native who began her artistic career by earning
her master's in art business at Sotheby's Institute of Art London, where she
was influenced by the textile collections found in the surrounding British
institutions. Ashley now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where her current
work involves the painting of three-dimensional form fused with
About Early Times Kentucky Whisky:
Early Times Mint Julep, 30% ABV, is the "Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby"
made at the Brown-Forman Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Early Times
Kentucky Whisky is one of the fine spirits produced and marketed by
Brown-Forman Corporation, a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality
consumer products, including Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern
Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Korbel California Champagne, Herradura Tequila,
Sonoma-Cutrer Wines, Chambord Liqueur, and Tuaca Liqueur. Early Times reminds
you to drink responsibly. For more information on Early Times Kentucky Whisky
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 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.
The best TIMES are enjoyed responsibly.
Early Times Mint Julep, 30% ALC/VOL (60 PROOF)1.0L
Prepared and Bottled by Early Times Distillery Company, Louisville, KY.
©2014 EARLY TIMES is a registered trademark
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/CL81819
SOURCE Early Times Mint Julep
Contact: Andrea Duvall, Brown-Forman, 502-774-6044, email@example.com
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