(News Release) – Woodford Reserve is honoring the country’s favorite horse race with the release of the 2012 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle in early April. The limited-edition bottle features artwork by illustrator Michael Schwab.
“The Kentucky Derby is one of the most anticipated events of the year and I wanted to communicate the excitement through this artwork and to honor ‘The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,’” says Schwab.
On this year’s Derby bottle, Schwab features a simple image of a single thoroughbred with a jockey racing towards the finish line. The jockey is wearing brightly colored argyle silks with his tack featuring the #1 saddle cloth. A matching argyle neck band seals the top of the commemorative bottle.
“The imagery on this year’s bottle captures the essence of the Derby,” says Laura Petry, Woodford Reserve brand manager. “As the ‘Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby’ we are excited to unveil Schwab’s great work and commemorate this historic partnership.”
The limited edition liter-size bottle will be available in early April in 45 US states at a suggested retail price of $42.99.