Cups for a cause

There are 103 of the traditional cups available for $1,000. You must pick up the cup on Derby Day.

More details are available for the “luxurious” Mint Julep Cup as Woodford Reserve calls it.

The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Experience includes a sterling silver Mint Julep Cup and a specially concocted version of the Derby beverage.

You can order one of the Tiffany & Co. cups in advance, ah, but you can only pick up the cup on Derby day. They will be filling the cup with a Julep concocted from ingredients from from far-flung places.

The ice: Made from raiwater from Tasmania, Australia
Chocolate Mint: Grown in San Diego
Sugar: Bourbon smoked in Louisville
Bourbon: Master Distillers personal selection of Woodford Reserve small-batch super-premium stock.

This is the sixth year for the special cups. Since beginning, over $300,000 has been raised for equine and humanitarian causes.

There are only 103 of these cups available. In addition, there are 3 “Prestige” cups that feature 24 karat gold vermeil around the base. This gold was originally from a horse racing cup Tiffany & Co. created in 1876.

You can buy one of the “Traditional” cups or bid in an online auction for one of the “Prestige” at


About Kim Kolarik

Exploring bourbon one sip at a time and sharing the experience.© Contact me at I've followed the original bourbon trail from my native Pennsylvania, where the whiskey rebellion erupted to Louisville, Kentucky, my current home. Bourbon is now in a revolution of expansion. I'll be bringing you news, information and tasting notes of bourbon from Kentucky and the emerging craft distillers from around the United States. I am photographer, designer and editor. --Kim D. Kolarik
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