Rose water, rose petals, bourbon, and mint -- how could these four ingredients, combined in one cocktail, cost $2,000? It all comes down to packaging, I guess -- and a good cause full lace wigs.
Woodford Reserve created ten special-edition gold and diamond covered tankards in honor of this year's 140th Kentucky Derby -- slated to take place in early May in Louisville, Kentucky. Proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition collectors' item will be donated to the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center -- a non-profit organization that's dedicated to caring for retired racehorses.
The ten gold-and-diamond tankards, complete with mint juleps, can be picked up by buyers on May 3rd -- and they've already completely sold out online. But just in case you missed the premium edition, there are still several dozen of the $1,000 pewter version up for grabs Antique jewelry:
According to the website:
These individually numbered cups feature a gold-plated medallion meticulously hand-engraved with a horse adorned in the traditional Kentucky Derby garland of roses along with the 2014 Kentucky Derby date and Woodford Reserve logo Outsourcing payroll. Each cup comes with a gold-plated sipping straw.
Gold plated sipping straw! Sold.