The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience recently unveiled a special edition bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon for the upcoming 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival. The distillery has been an official sponsor of the festival for five years in a row.
The bottle for it comes with a commemorative 2021 Pegasus Pin sealed in wax on the neck. It is dipped in hot pink wax, features a special face label with the gold and teal Kentucky Derby Festival logo and includes an official 2021 Pegasus Pin in an envelope attached to each bottle.
Specifics from the brand indicate it is a limited edition 2013 vintage bottled at 115 proof, and each bottle contains the exact day it was put in an oak barrel to age, the barrel number and the date it was bottled. The bourbon is matured in natural open-rick warehouses.
The special edition bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon is available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for around $75 this month. It is also being made available at select Kentucky retailers.
“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner yet again with the Kentucky Derby Festival to share the unique Kentucky spirit of hospitality, entertainment and resiliency,” said Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller, Jodie Filiatreau, in a prepared statement. “Join us as we raise a toast to all of those in the Bluegrass state who have supported our industries over the past year and look forward to a time of celebration during 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival.”
The Kentucky Derby Festival has been go on since 1956 as a whirlwind of special events leading up to the big race in May. It operates as an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.