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Kentucky Derby to offer $1,000 mint julep

7:14 PM, Apr 16, 2012   |    comments
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Louisville, KY (WDRB/CNN) - This year's Kentucky Derby will include the world's most expensive mint julep.

Woodford Reserve plans to sell 65 cups of its $1,000 drink, made of what the company calls "exotic ingredients".

Those are said to include "double oaked" ultra-premium bourbon, water from France and a rare lemon mint grown in California.

Ten really wealthy bourbon drinkers can purchase one of the Prestige cups of the one-of-a-kind julep for $2,000.

Those cups are sterling silver, plated in 24-karat gold and feature a diamond horseshoe with 43 diamonds.

The money raised will go to a charity that rescues horses that are not being properly cared for.

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