Early next month on Saturday, May 6 marks the 143rd anniversary of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports! Are you getting some friends to come over to watch it? If you are I wanted to share some bourbon and cocktail suggestions for your Derby spring parties.

The much coveted and rare Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will finally be re-released to coincide with Derby in 10 select markets around the country. This award-winning bourbon is perfect for slow sipping or creating a luxurious Mint Julep.

The Mint Julep with Bulleit 10 Year Old is a premium version of the classic Derby drink, while the Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned was created with the spirit of spring in mind and is a great alternative to the julep.

Blade and Bow 22-Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Beginning in April, an extremely limited supply of Blade and Bow 22-Year Old will be re-released for the first time since its launch on Derby Day, 2015. Keep an eye out at leading bourbon retailers and help commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the opening of legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky on the first weekend in May.

Mint Julep

1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old

1.5 tsp. sugar

Fresh mint leaves


Directions: Muddle mint leaves, sugar and splash of water in a rocks glass or julep cup. Add Bulleit 10, water, and fill glass with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh mint.

Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned

In an old fashioned glass (or rocks glass, whichever is readily available)

1.25 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

1.5 oz. simple syrup

Muddle 1 orange slice

Add ice

0.75 oz. St-Germain


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