Brown-Forman has sponsored the derby for 17 years

Brown-Forman has sponsored the derby for 17 years

Brown-Forman has released another limited-edition Woodford Reserve bottle commemorating its long-running partnership with the Kentucky Derby horse race.

The one-litre bottle will go on sale from next month in the US nation-wide for US$43.99, Brown Forman said last week. It marks Woodford Reserve's 17-year sponsorship of the derby as the official Bourbon, a tie-up that has seen limited-edition bottles released in previous years.

Brown-Forman also sponsors The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, which runs on Kentucky Derby Day, 2 May.

In the nine months to the end of January, Woodford Reserve’s family of brands saw sales up by 32% on an underlying basis, the company reported earlier this month.