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1939 Kentucky Derby Glass

1939 Kentucky Derby Glass

While the drink itself is believed to have originated in the 1700s, the Mint Julep has been synonymous with thoroughbred racing's Run for the Roses since 1938. This simple cocktail glass is the first of its type that was issued at the Kentucky Derby with the intent that people could keep it - this was inspired by the fact that water glasses were made in 1938 but not intended for taking home, though many spectators made souvenirs of them regardless. With crisp red and black images painted on the glass, this comes from a prominent Lexington, KY horse farm owner dating to 1939. So popular is the mixture of bourbon and syrupy mint that well in excess of 100,000 are sold annually over the two-day race period. G<span style="background-color: #ffffff; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; color: #222222;">lass is in Mint condition.</span>

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