March 19, 2021. Louisville, KY. – Signs of the Derby Festival can be found everywhere in the spring, including on bourbon bottles. Today, Four Roses Bourbon is releasing their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring the image of the 2021 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Louisville artist Andy Perez, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.
“This year’s poster really captures the spirit of the Derby Festival, and now you can also find it featured on Kentucky’s favorite spirit,” said Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “The bottle is a special collector’s item for Festival and bourbon fans alike.”
Representatives from the Kentucky Derby Festival, along with Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, participated in a virtual barrel tasting and selection in January to choose their favorite barrel of Four Roses. The bourbon chosen was bottled and specially labeled to include a miniature image of this year’s Festival poster.
The special selection bottle is being released today at Kroger Wine & Spirits at 12501 Shelbyville Road in Middletown for $74.99.(Limited quantities available.) Fans can also have their commemorative bottles signed by Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, as well as the Poster Artist, Andy Perez. They’ll be on hand for a special event TONIGHT from 5 – 8 p.m. (Masks are required and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at the signing.)
The 2021 Official Derby Festival poster is called “Going Up,” and features a bold, colorful Pegasus. The poster can be purchased and signed tonight at the Middletown Kroger Wine & Spirits. It will also be available in Kroger stores through Derby Festival season or online at KDF.org.
Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.