Mint Julep Month was started in 2013 by Louisville Tourism to honor the famous bourbon cocktail and encourage excitement leading up to Derby season. Hundreds of bars and restaurants across the nation have since gotten in the spirit, celebrating with custom cocktails and special events. Though this year’s Derby has been postponed amid nationwide stay at home orders, Garden & Gun is continuing the merriment. Throughout the month, mixologists from iconic Louisville bars offer up their recipes for the famed Southern sip, making it easier than ever to enjoy a mint julep no matter where you are.
This year, Garden & Gun is proud to support grassroots nonprofit organization Kentucky Waterways Alliance. The Bluegrass region is home to 97% of the world's bourbon production, with Kentucky's clean, limestone-rich water at the heart of every barrel. Kentucky Waterways Alliance works with distillers on initiatives to protect this treasured resource, upholding the state's tradition of exceptional spirits and further supporting local communities.