The CupsThe Cups

Woodford Reserve, The Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, is the first and only official bourbon of the “Run for the Roses™.” The 2014 $1,000 Mint Julep Cup honors this Kentucky Derby tradition by showcasing the garland of roses. In honor of the 89th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby’s designation as the “Run for the Roses,” 89 cups are available for purchase beginning April 14. All net proceeds from the program benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, which supports retired thoroughbreds at farms in Woodford County and Scott County, Kentucky.

This year’s $1,000 Mint Julep Cup features uniquely handcrafted ingredients created in collaboration with Kentucky-based Bourbon Barrel Foods:

  • Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby
  • Ice infused with rose water
  • Mint julep simple syrup crafted by Bourbon Barrel Foods
  • Bourbon Barrel Foods hand-selected and candied rose petals

There are 79 cups available for $1,000 each and 10 cups available for $2,000 each. The $1,000 Kentucky Rose Cup features a meticulously hand-engraved, gold plated medallion with a horse wearing the garland of roses. The $2,000 Royal Rose Cup is gold-plated with a sterling silver, hand-engraved medallion also with a horse adorned in the garland of roses.

Kentucky Rose CupKentucky Rose Cup

Seventy-nine Kentucky Rose Cups are available for purchase at $1,000 each. These individually numbered cups feature a gold-plated medallion meticulously hand-engraved with a horse adorned in the traditional Kentucky Derby garland of roses along with the 2014 Kentucky Derby date and Woodford Reserve logo. Each cup comes with a gold-plated sipping straw. The cup is presented in a box made from the same American oak as

Woodford Reserve barrels and is lined with a custom silk fabric designed by vineyard vines®, the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby®. Cups numbered 11 through 89 are available for purchase through May 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

PURCHASE PRICE: $1,000.00 USD

Royal Rose CupRoyal Rose Cup

SOLD OUT. Ten Royal Rose Cups are available for purchase at $2,000 each. These individually numbered gold-plated cups feature a sterling silver medallion meticulously hand-engraved with a horse adorned in the traditional Kentucky Derby garland of roses, and is accompanied by a gold-plated sipping straw. The cup is presented in a box made from the same American oak as Woodford Reserve barrels and is lined with a custom silk fabric designed by vineyard vines®, the Official Style of the Kentucky Derby®. Cups numbered 1-10 are available for purchase through May 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

PURCHASE PRICE: $2,000.00 USD