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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®.

Join us in toasting the 148th Run for the Roses no matter where you are. Here are our favorite tips for celebrating Derby at home. Cheers!

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What to Eat

When it comes to celebrating the Kentucky Derby at home the options for mouth-watering dishes to whip up are endless. From burgoo and fried chicken to Benedictine sandwiches and charcuterie spreads, dazzle your Derby guests with some of the following tasty treats.

Bourbon Maple Ham Sliders

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Maple Bacon Shrimp

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What to Wear

Florals & Fedoras

One of the best ways to get in the Derby spirit is to dress to impress. Since the 1800s, ladies and gentlemen have been wearing their best and brightest to Churchill Downs for the Run for the Roses.

There isn’t any reason you can’t do the same at home! Even if you’re celebrating with friends virtually, invite everyone to don their best Derby looks. A virtual hat competition is a perfect way to inspire people to take the dress code seriously. Men can get in on the fun too: Fedora and bowler hats were often worn to the track in the 1920s. One hundred years later, this trend is due for a comeback.

Kentucky Derby 148

Derby in a Box

As the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve always raises a glass to Kentucky on Kentucky’s Best Day. This year, we created an exclusive assortment of everything you need for showstopping Derby festivities.

Honoring Black Jockeys

Woodford Reserve is proud to honor the Black jockeys throughout history who elevated the Kentucky Derby and pushed the sport to great heights in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Formé Millinery Co.

Limited Edition Hat Collection

Created by Master Milliner and owner of Formé Millinery Jenny Pfanenstiel, “The Woodford Reserve Derby Collection,” is a limited-edition series of custom-made, men’s fedoras and women’s Derby brimmed hats sold exclusively at the Woodford Reserve Distillery and Formé Millinery shop in Louisville, KY.

Derby Bottle Signing Events

Get your bottle signed by Artist Jaime Corum, Master Distiller Chris Morris, or Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall.

April 21 @ 5-7PM, Jaime & Elizabeth Evergreen Middletown

April 22 @ 6-7:30PM, Jaime Paristown Stoneware & Co. – Spring into Derby

April 22 @ 5-7PM, Chris Evergreen Liquors – Prospect

April 27 @ 5-7PM, Chris Kroger Middletown

April 27 @ 5-7PM, Elizabeth Liquor Barn – Springhurst

April 28 @ 5-7PM, Jaime & Chris Total Wine & More Paddock Shops

April 28 @ 5-7PM, Elizabeth Party Mart – Brownsboro

April 29 @ 5-7PM, Elizabeth Kroger Highlands

April 29 @ 5:30-7:30PM, Jaime Liquor Barn Middletown – How to Derby

April 30 @ 12-1:30PM, Jaime Total Wine & More Lexington Green

April 30 @ 2-4PM, Jaime Liquor Barn Plaudit – Lexington

May 3 @ 2-4PM Kentucky Derby Museum

May 4 @ 5-7PM Kroger Middletown

May 5 @ 4:30-6PM The Galt House –  The Call to Post Welcome Reception

Woodford Reserve always honors the best of Kentucky on Kentucky’s best
day as the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®.

Join us in toasting the 148th Run for the Roses no matter where you are.
Here are our favorite tips for celebrating Derby at home. Cheers!

WHERE ARE YOU SHIPPING?

At this time we are only shipping spirits to Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Washington D.C.