The Twin Spires are etched on the cups, while barrels — reflective of the small oak barrel resting in one spire — are prominently displayed. The cups also feature a bottle of Woodford Reserve, tying together the quintessential ingredients needed for the Kentucky Derby. The inspiration for the scrollwork on the cup comes from the classic architecture of the original grandstand at Churchill Downs. The Silver Cup is available for $1000.
One hundred and twenty-five Silver-Plated Pewter Cups are available for purchase. The silver cups are handcrafted by Louisville jeweler From the Vault, and each is adorned with embellishments representative of the Best of Kentucky.
Twenty Gold Cups are available for purchase with this year’s sale. With a design similar to the Silver Cup, these keepsakes are gold-plated and accompanied by a silver Woodford Reserve Sipping Straw. The Gold Cup is available for $2,500.
This year’s Woodford Reserve $1,000 and $2,500 Mint Julep Cup sale features 120 cups, honoring the 145th running of The Kentucky Derby®. Each cup is presented in a wooden box lined with silks like those worn by jockeys designed by Bourbon Cousins in Cincinnati.