WHAT: Kentucky Derby Festival Photo/Video Opportunity – 2014 Great Steamboat Race Task Announcement and Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Selection
WHEN: Friday, March 28, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Road
ATTENDING: Mike Berry – KDF President & CEO
David Nett – KDF 2014 Chair
Belle of Louisville and Belle of Cincinnati boat captains
Jim Rutledge – Four Roses Master Distiller
2014 GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE TASKS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Barrel Selection to Determine Winning Batch of Bourbon
March 25, 2014. Louisville, KY. – On Friday, March 28th at 10 a.m., the Kentucky Derby Festival will announce the details of this year’s Great Steamboat Race, including the format, tasks and scoring system that will determine the winner of the race between the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati.
In addition, the announcement will feature the Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Selection with a sampling of “individual tasting mats” to determine which batch of bourbon will be served on each boat during the Great Steamboat Race on April 30.
Contributing sponsors of this year’s Great Steamboat Race are Four Roses Bourbon, Republic Industries International, Inc., Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille and Lite 106.9.
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.