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Decadence for a good cause

If you have an extra grand in the bank, here’s a chance to spend it on your very own 2012
c05789e2c683ff0a0c0f6a7067002364.jpgKentucky Derby mint julep cup.

Brown-Forman Corp., makers of Woodford Reserve bourbon, is again selling unique mint julep cups for the Kentucky Derby.

The cups went on sale a few days ago and are going fast. Only 75 cups are available

A mere $1,000 gets you a “traditional” Woodford Reserve silver julep cup. The $2,000 gold-plated cups are already sold out.

That’s too bad I really wanted one of the “Prestige” cups plated in 24 karat gold and featuring “a diamond studded horseshoe with 43 diamonds totaling approximately one carat.”

As a Louisville native who grew up just a mile or so from Churchill Downs, I’ve had my share of mint juleps. Can’t say the sugary concoctions are my favorite. I always thought they were a bit much, decadent even.

At least the Woodforrd cups benefit a good cause. Proceeds go to The Heart of a Horse Foundation, whose mission is to “maintain and stimulate the unwavering well-being of horses in America,” according to a news release.

Click here to buy one of the cups.

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