We are just seven days away from the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports". As is our brief tradition here at And Down The Stretch They Come, we kick off Derby Week with "The Bourbon Thread". (Over 21, please!)
Whether you like your bourbon straight up, on the rocks, in a Mint Julep, or just straight from the bottle on a Saturday night (not that I'm condoning that kind of behavior) -- join in the comments and talk about your brand or beverage of choice for this year's Run for the Roses.
Use this thread for all of your miscellaneous Derby week discussion leading up to Friday's Oaks card.
Welcome to Derby Week!
As a personal side note, the Derby may be held in Kentucky, but my hometown of Seattle is home to FX McRory's Whiskey Bar, a virtual cornucopia of bourbon goodness. If you're ever in the Emerald City and are looking for a place to enjoy a bourbon, FX is your place.
The center tier of McRory's back bar showcases America's only native distilled spirit, bourbon. The ever-changing and growing collection currently exceeds 135 labels.