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The Kentucky Derby®

Woodford Reserve always honors the best of Kentucky on Kentucky’s best day as the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, and this year, in partnership with Churchill Downs, we are celebrating the Kentucky Derby at Home on Saturday, May 2.

Please join us on social media all day to celebrate the First Saturday in May. Because, even though the Derby race has been postponed until September 5, we can still celebrate this cherished rite of spring from the safety of our homes.

Live Tasting & Toast, 5/2, 3:00 PM EST

2 p.m. EST Bourbon, Horses & History — Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris will demonstrate how to make the perfect Mint Julep while speaking about the history that connects thoroughbreds, bourbon and Derby. Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall, an expectant mother, will share her favorite mocktail recipes that are inspired by Derby cocktail classics. She will also share tips to enjoy the day with the entire family. 

3 p.m. EST A Global Live Toast to Derby — Chris Morris and Elizabeth McCall will join Derby fans from all over the world for a tasting and toast to celebrate the First Saturday in May and look forward to the Sept. 5 Run for the Roses. The toast will be on Woodford Reserve’s YouTube Live channel.

3 to 6 p.m. EST NBC Special Broadcast — Tune in to  NBC which will feature the 2015 Kentucky Derby that began the legendary American Pharaoh’s historic Triple Crown run.