Evan Williams Kentucky Derby Bourbon Heralds From 2009 - The Whiskey Wash

Evan Williams Kentucky Derby Bourbon Heralds From 2009

By Nino Marchetti / February 23, 2017

2009 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage BourbonWith the running of the Kentucky Derby a few months off still it is time to begin the roll out of all the bourbon-related merchandise, including actual bourbon itself. One of the first out of the starting gate in this regard is from Heaven Hill, taking the form of a Evan Williams vintage bourbon release from 2009.

The new 2009 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon, according to the distillery, was released to commemorate the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival. This festival, which this year runs April 20 – May 5, leads up to the actual big race on May 6. The bottling associated with the event looks to be a hearty release, clocking in at 107 proof.

This bourbon’s bottle is dipped in a unique gold wax with a commemorative pin sealed atop the cap. It also features a special face label with the Kentucky Derby Festival logo, and includes a 2017 Pegasus Pin in an envelope attached to each bottle.

Finally, as with all other Vintage releases from Evan Williams, it contains information on the exact day it was put in an oak barrel to age.

Plans call for the 2009 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon to be available at the Evan Williams Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and other in-Kentucky retailers. It will price for around $75, and is being pegged as a limited edition release.

“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival to share the unique Kentucky spirit that is unmatched elsewhere,” said Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs in a prepared statement. “We’re honored to raise a toast to Kentucky’s heritage and welcome Festival Fans across the globe to join in celebrating the 2017 Kentucky Derby.”

“We couldn’t think of a better a pairing of two entities,” added Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Both the Derby Festival and Evan Williams Bourbon are part of Kentucky’s history and tradition.”

We know this special edition bottle will be very popular with pin collectors and Festival Fans alike.”