The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup
Each year, Woodford Reserve has selected a charitable organization to receive the net proceeds from the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup sold at the Kentucky Derby®, with more than $425,000 raised for equine and humanitarian causes to-date. The net proceeds from the 2016 edition of the $1,000 Mint Julep Cup sale will benefit the The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Now in its 11th year, the 2016 iteration was designed in partnership with Houston-based shirt designer Hamilton Shirts and features a mint julep recipe created by New York mixologist Julie Renee Williams. The cups were crafted at Louisville-based jeweler From the Vault.
This year the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup pays tribute to the traditional southern dessert of pecan pie, featuring a trifecta of fresh, original ingredients and garnishes.