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Evan Williams Unveils Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Bourbon Bottle

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, as an official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival for the sixth consecutive year, just released a special edition bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon with a commemorative 50th Edition Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in wax on the neck.

Dipped in a gold wax, the bottle features a special face label with the coordinating gold Kentucky Derby Festival logo and includes an official 2022 Pegasus Pin in an envelope attached to each bottle.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller, Jodie Filiatreau, and Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO, Matt Gibson, unveiled the official 2022 pin and limited-edition bottle at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience by personally hand-dipping two of the 750 limited-edition bottles.

Kentucky Derby Festival Bourbon Bottle
Kentucky Derby Festival Bourbon Bottle (image via Heaven Hill)

The bourbon is now available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Kentucky for $79.99 and at select area retailers. The limited edition 2014 vintage is bottled at 117 proof, commemorating both the 67th Kentucky Derby Festival plus the 50th year for the Pegasus Pin.

Each bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon is noted with the exact day it was put in an oak barrel to age, the barrel number, and the date it was bottled.

“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival and celebrate a milestone year for the Pegasus Pin, which represents the unique Kentucky spirit that makes this time of year so exciting in the Bluegrass State,” Filiatreau said in a prepared statement.

The bourbon is matured in natural open-rick warehouses under the supervision of Heaven Hill’s distillers. Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage has won five “Whiskey of the Year” awards and is one of the most awarded bourbons in the Heaven Hill portfolio.

“Celebrating the 50th year for the Pegasus Pins will make this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival even more special,” Gibson said. “Like the pins, we know Festival fans will want to add this special edition Evan Williams bottle to their collection too.”

Going strong since 1956, the Kentucky Derby Festival has grown to more than 70 special events leading up to the famous horse race in May. The Kentucky Derby Festival runs this year from March 16 – May 1.

Pegasus Pins, which allow entry to many Derby Festival events, can be purchased exclusively at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience through March 2nd, prior to being available at other local retailers.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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