Woodford Reserve tells BourbonBlog.com they have released their Woodford Reserve 2016 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. Woodford Reserve Bourbon, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, honors this year’s “Run for the Roses” with a limited-edition bottle featuring artwork from award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly. The liter-size bottle is available nationwide on shelves now for about $43.99.
Chicago native Pauly is a world-renowned equine painter and is the Official Artist of American Pharoah – Triple Crown Winner. His painting “Barreling Down” is featured on the front of the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 142 bottle.
The image on the bottle features an impressionistic look into the big race as two thoroughbreds and jockeys are neck and neck. The bright blue sky of a spring day in Kentucky shines through in the background as the horses race towards the finish line.
The neck band features crisp black and Woodford Reserve’s signature copper color with the Kentucky Derby 142 date and Thomas Allen Pauly’s signature sealing the top of the bottle. A neck tag provides details about the product and the artist.
“Woodford Reserve is honored to collaborate with an artist of such high caliber for this year’s commemorative Derby bottle,” Jason Kempf, Woodford Reserve brand director tells BourbonBlog.com. “His years of experience, esteemed skillset in painting and passion for the equine industry correlate perfectly with the Kentucky Derby.”
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