The 2012 Early Times Mint Julep bottle featuring Celeste Susany’s “Out of the Gate” is now available in limited quantities throughout the United States.
For the past 25 years, the Early Times Mint Julep has proudly served as the official “Drink of the Kentucky Derby” with a commemorative artwork bottle released for the past 14 of those 25 years. This year’s bottle is extra special as it portrays Celeste Susany’s artwork entitled “Out of the Gate.” Susany’s masterpiece was chosen as the winner of last year’s Early Times Mint Julep Artist Search Contest.
During this year’s Derby week, more than 120,000 Early Times Mint Juleps are expected to be served at Churchill Downs®. Over the past 25 years, more than 2.5 million Early Times Mint Juleps have been served between Kentucky Oaks® and Derby Days at Churchill Downs. This year’s Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The newly labeled one-liter pre-mix bottle is now available in limited quantities throughout the United States for a suggested retail price of $14.99.