The folks at Woodford Reserve are very proud of the fact that they’re behind the official bourbon whiskey of the Kentucky Derby. As a celebration of that partnership, they’ve unveiled a limited edition series of $1,000 Mint Julep Cups. And you can buy one for yourself.
To celebrate the 145th Kentucky Derby, only 145 examples of these handmade cups will be made. The first 125 of them are crafted from silver-plated pewter, while the remaining 20 are gold-plated. Both also feature etchings of Churchill Downs’ iconic Twin Spires alongside prominently displayed oak barrels. Every example also comes with a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey and a silk-lined wooden display box. The gold cups are also accompanied by a specially-made silver Woodford Reserve Sipping Straw. The silver cups are priced at $1,000 apiece, while the gold version is selling for $2,500.