KYC Contributor Archive
After an intense day, trainer Dale Romans and family relax and celebrate the Kentucky Derby.
Tucked away from the pomp and glitter, a house party erupted with bands paid for with bottles of Budweiser and bourbon, Kentucky’s age-old currency.
It’s Derby Week across the board.
The passionate conversation on how to drink it showed Kentucky bourbon culture is not a myth. It’s real.
There are social functions, the perfunctory ones, the empty ones, but the Kentucky Derby trainers dinner is different.
What must be recognized, clearly, is that Kentucky’s identity roots itself in the caramel color of its bourbon.
Enjoy the julep; enjoy its cause, and for the love of God, don’t spill it.