Unveiling Woodford Reserve’s 2022 Derby Bottle
March 2022 roars in like a lion for bourbon lovers with the release of Woodford Reserve’s 2022 commemorative Derby Bottle.
This year’s bottle features the artwork of Kentucky native Jaime Corum, an
equine artist known for her horse portraits. Corum’s painting,
titled “Dreams in Bloom,” features three thoroughbreds racing
neck-and-neck, surrounded by a spray of vivid spring flowers, including the
iconic red roses of Derby.
“The attention to detail in Jaime’s artwork is remarkable – and so
realistic,” Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris said. “This year’s bottle celebrating the 148th Kentucky Derby will make a gorgeous addition to anyone’s bar.”
Corum says, “For me, Dreams in Bloom symbolizes that greatest moment on the First Saturday in May when the horses are in the final stretch of the race. A trio of front-runners have separated from the field, and from these three, one winner will emerge. They strive with every sinew in their being for the lead, giving their all. In this moment, time stands still, colors heighten, the roar of the crowd disappears until, in a flash, the new champion crosses the wire in front. For that fortunate one, the dream of winning the Kentucky Derby comes true.”
Churchill Downs is forecasting a May 7 return to full capacity crowds for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby for the first time since the pandemic. Derby Festival events for 2022 begin March 16 and extend through Oaks on Friday May 6, 2022.
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