This year’s Kentucky Derby is May 1st, and you’re going to need something to put your mint julep in. Tiffany & Co. has created a special receptacle to commemorate the race. They’ve made 73 silver cups, which will sell for $1,000 each. Since they will be dispensed at the Derby, crushed ice and bourbon are included.
Do you think your Julep tastes better when sipped out of such finery? The jewelry maker think so, and they’ve partnered with Woodford Reserve, who will dispense the liquid portion of this luxury treat on Derby Day. All of this excess is for a good cause. The money raised by this promotion goes to the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Kentucky.
Brown spirits have been doing a lot for charity these days. The Macallan also is raising money from the luxury market. They bottled a super rare 64 year old label, and are auctioning it off one dram at a time. A recent taste just sold for 5,000 Euro in Paris, with the proceeds going to clean water providers Charity:Water.
Keep in mind, if want one of these exclusive juleps on Derby Day, you have to be on site to see the ponies. All cups purchased must be picked up by the buyer or the buyer’s proxy on May 1, 2010, Kentucky Derby Day at historic Churchill Downs.
If you plan to hit the derby, and want to spring for one of these lucky cups, you can check out their website here: www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com.
James Mulcahy writes about spirits and New York dining at his blog, NYBarfly.com