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Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

 

Four Roses Bourbon partnered with the Kentucky Derby Festival for the 18th Annual Rose Julep Cocktail Competition on April 6 at the BBC Four Roses Bourbon Barrel Loft. Six regional bartenders from Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky competed for top honors and a panel of expert judges and the public chose the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice winning juleps, respectively.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award for "The Zing a Ling" Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award for "The Zing a Ling" Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award for "The Zing a Ling" Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award for "The Zing a Ling" Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award for "The Zing a Ling" Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award for "The Zing a Ling" Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Judge Maggie Menderski with the Courier-Journal.

  • Kentucky Derby Festival CEO Matt Gibson.

  • Winner of the People's Choice award, "The Zing a Ling" made by Colleen McCarthy of Louisville's Martini Italian Bistro.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Judge Sara Havens of The Bar Belle.

  • 2021 Derby Poster Artist Andy Perez.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • "Blue House, Blue Corvette" made by Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper Food & Drink in Northern Kentucky.

  • Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep".

  • Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep".

  • Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep".

  • Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep".

  • Bartender Isaac Fox of Louisville’s La Chasse took home the Judges’ Choice award for the “Aztec Julep".

  • Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • "Blanket In a Park" made by Mike Abbott of Goodfella’s Wiseguy Lounge in Lexington.

  • Kentucky Derby Festival CEO Matt Gibson.

  • Sha Bustle of Thirsty Fox in Lexington.

  • Sha Bustle of Thirsty Fox in Lexington.

  • Sha Bustle of Thirsty Fox in Lexington.

  • "This Drink is..B-A-N-A-N-A-S" made by Sha Bustle of Thirsty Fox in Lexington.

  • Lauren Pellecchia.

  • Lauren Pellecchia.

  • "Four to Post" made by Lauren Pellecchia.