If you have an extra grand in the bank, here’s a chance to spend it on your very own 2012
Kentucky 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.