Kentucky Derby Weekend is upon us! I thought a nice history lesson of the famous Mint Julep, the signature drink of the Derby would be a great place to start off this collection. The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon is privileged and honored to be a part of that tradition. Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. That’s a feat that requires more than 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint and 60,000 pounds of ice. I am glad I never have more than a few folks to keep happy! What do you serve while your horses run?