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This Mint Julep Will Set You Back $1,000

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April 14, 2014 AT 4:41 AM
If you wanted to buy 125 mint juleps at Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby on May 3, it would run you $1,000. Or you could spend that for just one. Brown-Forman makes both. This is the ninth year for the Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep, but each time the concoction, and the fancy vessel that holds it -- a gold-plated mint julep cup with a different Derby-related theme, plus a gold-plated sipping straw. Brown-Forman is also offering 10 mint juleps for $2,000 each. The proceeds benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center which cares for horses, most of them retired stallions.