There will be no fans at Kentucky Derby this year for 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns The decision to run without fans includes Kentucky Oaks on Friday, September 4, and all live racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville for Derby week (September 1-5). Only essential personnel and participants will be permitted on the property. Ticket holders for all Derby week race dates and related programming, including Dawn at the Downs, will be automatically issued a refund.

Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s first-ever whiskey: Hard Truth Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hard Truth Distilling Co. of Nashville, Indiana releases their first-ever whiskey: Hard Truth Sipes’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a rum barrel-finished 4-year-old Bourbon whiskey, now available at Big Woods restaurant locations and retailers in the coming weeks.

Guinness Beer and The Fighting Irish of The University of Notre Dame of Indiana Form Partnership: Joe Montana to Ambassador

Guinness Stout Beer and Indiana’s Fighting Irish of The University of Notre Dame form a partnership with quarterback Joe Montana as the ambassador. Guinness will become the official beer of Notre Dame Football, with Notre Dame 8-packs of Guinness Draught cans, which can be found across select U.S. markets, including Indiana, New York, Chicago, and Boston.

Tales Of The Cocktail Foundation: Changes To This Year’s Conference And Spirited Awards

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation tell us that for the first time in its 18 years’ existence, Tales of the cocktail will be held in an entirely digital format versus the regular conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additionally, this year it will be at no cost to attendees that register in a free digital conference. Here is everything you need to know and an interview with Tales of the Cocktail President Caroline Rosen.

Art Collector Wins Ellis Park Derby 2020: Watch Full Race

Full Race video of Ellis Park Derby Full as Art Collector horse wins on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at Ellis Park Racing in Henderson, Kentucky. This race is a qualifying race on the “Road to Kentucky Derby 146” as Derby Day in Louisville, Kentucky has been rescheduled. Art Collector is also the G2 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes Winner and is considered a serious threat to Kentucky Derby 146 favorite Tiz the Law.

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished In Japanese Mizunara Oak Casks

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak Casks, at 97.8 proof, at the MSRP of $349.99 for a 750 mL bottle to celebrate 10 years of the distillery as the 10th anniversary whiskey and the first in its Angel’s Envy Founder’s Collection, which exclusively includes releases that will commemorate brand anniversaries, special events, and milestones.

Ellis Park RunHappy Derby Today How To Watch live: Road to Kentucky Derby

Ellis Park RunHappy Derby in Henderson, KY is today and here is how to watch live as three-year-olds are horse racing’s glamor division will be racing to qualify for Kentucky Derby 146 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Post time is at 5:15 pm. This is a Kentucky Derby qualifier race to earn points based on finishing order on the “Road to Kentucky Derby 146.”

Ellis Park of Henderson, KY To Host First Kentucky Derby Qualifying Race

The Ellis Park Derby will mark the first time in the 98-year history for Ellis Park of Henderson, Kentucky to host a Kentucky Derby qualifying race. Churchill Downs, Inc. of Louisville has just released a new list of prep races for its “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented By Woodford Reserve” and the Ellis Park Derby was elevated from a listed stakes race to a preparation race.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival of Bardstown Goes Virtual For 2020 Amid COVID-19 Concerns

For the first time in 29 years, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky will be going virtual due to health and safety of distilleries, attendees and the Bardstown community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, their the traditional live event to a virtual experience for the 29th edition of the annual bourbon festival. H

$1,000 Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby 146 Honors 50th Anniversary of First Female Jockey to Ride in Derby

The $1,000 for Kentucky Derby 146 celebrates Diane Crump, first female jockey to ride in The Kentucky Derby, and this year’s Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program celebrates that milestone. A limited number of them on sale now the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Read more about this and the Kentucky Derby 146 scheduled to run in Louisville in September.