Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Celebrates Kentucky Derby with 2011 Kentucky Derby Commemorative Bottle

May 4, 2011
Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, honors the country's favorite horse race with the release of a limited-edition 2011 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle featuring the artwork of award-winning artist Brett Amory.
Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve,  the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, and crafted in the heart of thoughbred country at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., honors the country's favorite horse race with the release of a limited-edition 2011 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle, featuring the artwork of award-winning artist Brett Amory. Amory showcases two horses racing in those final moments towards the finish line with the only splash of color on the bottle. One can feel the intensity of the race shown by the two horses digging into the ground while dirt is tossed up in the air. The two colored horses along with their jockeys are the main feature, standing out against a silhouette of muted browns and grays of the historic spires and fans in the background. The bottle also features Amory's signature prominently at the bottom of the label as well as a neck-tag about him. "The build up to the Derby is unlike any other sporting event," says Amory. "Louisville is absolutely transformed, and people from all over the world come to join the excitement. I wanted to capture on canvas that one key moment they all came to see." Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. This year, it will be held on May 7. "The horses--what the Derby is all about--grab you on the bottle," says Laura Petry, Woodford Reserve brand manager. "So it is very fitting as a proud supporter of horseracing and the 'official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby' for the past 13 years, that Woodford Reserve is honored to be a part of the greatest two minutes in sports that takes our breath away every year." Suggested retail is $42.99.