This is the 20th anniversary for the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby for the 145th race.
We don’t make that statement lightly here in Kentucky.
There are more racehorses in Woodford County than residents, and more barrels of bourbon in the entire state of Kentucky than people. Deep below our soil, Kentucky’s water filters through limestone. The same water that makes our bourbon fills the troughs and buckets of some of the finest thoroughbred farms in the world.
Call it serendipity if you want, but Kentucky owes its legacy to the bourbon in its barrels and the thoroughbreds in its stalls.
As the proud maker of Kentucky’s finest straight bourbon whiskey, we take it on ourselves to extend this unique heritage beyond our borders. We are proud to be The Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, but the way we see it, all of horse racing needs an Official Bourbon. And in the Commonwealth, there’s no better way to honor a horse than by raising a glass of Woodford Reserve.