Athletes, human and equine: Woodford Reserve releases its 2020 Kentucky Derby bottle
A watercolor painting by Louisville artist Richard Sullivan, formerly a farmhand in the Atlanta Braves minor league system, graces Woodford Reserve’s 2020 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle.  (Woodford Reserve® is the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®.) Quoted in an information release, Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris said, “There is a poetic beauty in this year’s bottle because Richard Sullivan, the human athlete, is celebrating the equine athlete.” “My goal was to create a beautiful image of the Kentucky Derby that embodies the spirit of competition, dedication, and freedom that is required to be your best,” commented Sullivan, who played baseball at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) so that he could pursue both his passions, pitching and art. “I wanted to capture this intense moment of competition that is shared between the human and equine athlete. A moment when everything is on the line, time stops, awareness is heightened, mind and...Read more