Early Times Mint Julep Continues Tradition as "Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby"

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)- Early Times Mint Julep is continuing the tradition as the "Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby" for the twenty-fifth year in a row. In celebration, the Early Times Kentucky Whisky has released the 2012 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle.

This years bottle features the artwork of Celeste Susany from Saratoga Springs, New York.  Susany's artwork entitled, "Out of the Gate", was selected from hundreds of entries from across the country. In addition to having the winning artwork, Susany received $5,000 and a trip for two to the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

Fans interested in winning one of the five reproduction prints of the 2012 Early Times Mint Julep bottle label design, can text ETDERBY to 68405. Consumers can also enter online by visiting www.earlytimes.com/etderbysweeps.

Anyone interested in designing the artwork for the 2013 Kentucky Derby bottle can submit their artwork by logging on to www.earlytimes.com/etmjartistsearch.

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