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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Woodford Introduces 2022 Kentucky Derby Bottle

One of my favorite articles of the year.... Woodford has announced their design for the 2022 Kentucky Derby limited edition bottle. This year’s bottle features the artwork of Kentucky native Jaime Corum, who is known for her horse portraits. The painting is title 'Dreams in Bloom' and shows three thoroughbreds racing surrounded by spring flowers, including the red roses of Derby.

Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris says: 
The attention to detail in Jaime’s artwork is remarkable – and so realistic. This year’s bottle celebrating the 148th Kentucky Derby will make a gorgeous addition to anyone’s bar.

A bit about Jaime Corum... she earned her Masters of Fine Arts from The University of Kentucky says this about the bottle:

For me, Dreams in Bloom symbolizes that greatest moment on the First Saturday in May when the horses are in the final stretch of the race. A trio of front-runners have separated from the field, and from these three, one winner will emerge. They strive with every sinew in their being for the lead, giving their all. In this moment, time stands still, colors heighten, the roar of the crowd disappears until, in a flash, the new champion crosses the wire in front. For that fortunate one, the dream of winning the Kentucky Derby comes true.

My Take

The first Woodford Kentucky Derby bottle debuted in 1999, which was the 125th edition. I've been collecting these for a few years and my first bottle is the 2006. I don't collect a ton of bourbon because I think bourbon is for drinking, but this is my deviation from that. I'll be on the lookout for this and will be purchasing as soon as I find one!

What do you think? Drop a note in the comment box below. 

2021 Bottle
2020 Bottle
2019 Bottle

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