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Evan Williams releases a Special Edition bottling

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience debuts a new edition to celebrate the Kentucky Derby Festival.  Evan Williams has been an official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival for six consecutive years. To commemorate this year’s festival, Evan Williams has released a special limited edition of Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon Whisky.

This year’s limited edition Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon has 50th Edition Gold Pegasus Pin sealed in wax on the neck. Dipped in a gold wax, the bottle features a special face label with the coordinating gold Kentucky Derby Festival logo and includes an official 2022 Pegasus Pin in an envelope attached to each bottle. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller, Jodie Filiatreau, and Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO, Matt Gibson, unveiled the official 2022 pin and limited-edition bottle at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience by personally hand-dipping two of the 750 limited-edition bottles. 

Each bottling of Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon describes the exact day the bourbon was put in an oak barrel to age, the barrel number, and the date it was bottled. 

“The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Festival and celebrate a milestone year for the Pegasus Pin, which represents the unique Kentucky spirit that makes this time of year so exciting in the Bluegrass State.”

Jodie Filiatreau, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller said in a prepared statement.

The Bourbon whiskey is matured traditionally by using natural open-rick warehouses. The process is carefully supervised by Heaven Hill’s Master Distiller. He monitors the progress of each year’s vintage to ensure the intended flavor profile and superb quality of the whiskey. 

According to Kentucky Bourbon Trail ( Williams Single Barrel Vintage has won five “Whiskey of the Year” awards and is one of the most critically acclaimed specialty Bourbons produced by Heaven Hill Distillery, the world’s second-largest holder of aging Bourbon.

“Celebrating the 50th year for the Pegasus Pins will make this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival even more special. Like the pins, we know Festival fans will want to add this special edition Evan Williams bottle to their collection too.” 

By Matt Gibson, KDF President & CEO

The limited-edition 2014 vintage is bottled at 117 proof, commemorating both the 67th Kentucky Derby Festival plus the 50th year for the Pegasus Pin. Beginning February 24, the bourbon whiskey will be available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and select area retailers for $79.99. 

The Kentucky Derby Festival was first started in 1956. Since the beginning, the festival is bringing the community together supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships, and event participation.  Presently, the Kentucky Derby Festival has grown to become a whirlwind of more than 70 special events leading up to the big horse race in May. The Kentucky Derby Festival runs this year from March 16 to May 1. 

Pegasus Pins allows entry to many Kentucky Derby Festival events. The pin can be purchased exclusively at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience through March 2, before being available at other local retailers.

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