I guess Early Times didn’t like me telling everyone about the secret behind their Kentucky Derby mint juleps… whoops! (read the release below):
WEED, Kentucky (April 29, 2009)—Bourbon legend Jeremiah Weed issued an unusual statement today about Early Times, the big horse race this coming weekend, and mint juleps.
Speaking from Weed, Kentucky, Mr. Weed said:
“You know the folks at Early Times… that’s a bourbon made out here out in Kentucky, and they’re good folks, they work hard and they’ve been sponsoring the Early Times Mint Juleps at this big race for a long time. This is the 20th year that they’ve been doing this and I wanted to tell you the reason that people like those. I don’t think it went that well the first year, but the second year I went down there to the track where my friend Cotton Hatfield was a security guard, bought a ticket and I had a bottle of Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur so I just walked right up to this great big container that the Early Times people had laid out there near the track and they were making these mint juleps, makin’ and pourin’ all kinds of sugar and water and the Early Times stuff. It was OK, but I thought you know if we pour some of this Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur right into the vat that it tastes better and you know what I just did it and people just liked it a lot and you know what, they’ve just done it every year since. Been down to the track and I poured a bottle of Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liquor right in with the Early Times and people been liken em a lot and you know what, they won’t put anything about Jeremiah Weed in their press release. I saw it the other day it wasn’t nothing in there about it so I felt like we ought to talk about it some, but watch for it on the TV and we’ll see if they mention Jeremiah Weed when they talkin bout the mint juleps. I hope they’ll do that because it’ll explain why so many people like these Early Times Mint Juleps.” (View YouTube video)
Pressed for details, Mr. Weed demurred and when asked if the story was simply part of the Jeremiah Weed Legend or was indeed based in fact he smiled and said, “Well, you’ll just have to ask the Early Times people. Of course, we put a line from one of the Early Times people on our YouTube video that said “Don’t believe a word this guy says.” So, there you have it,” Mr. Weed said.
Mr. Weed also made a number of race predictions, calling for “General Quarters” to WIN, “I Want Revenge” to PLACE, and “Dunkirk” to SHOW. (View YouTube video)
Mr. Weed also reminded all his fans and all race fans to enjoy the big race responsibly.
About Jeremiah Weed:
Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur is a 100-proof bourbon liqueur distilled in Kentucky. People have characterized its flavor as relatively strong and somewhat sweet. Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur has earned notoriety and has become a favorite drink of the American fighter pilot, especially in the United States Air Force as well as horseback, fishing and hunting enthusiasts. Jeremiah Weed Southern Style Sweet Tea is 70 proof sweet tea flavored vodka and is the second product in the Jeremiah Weed line. You can learn more about Jeremiah Weed Bourbon Liqueur, Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and “The Legend” Mr. Jeremiah Weed himself at www.jeremiahweedbourbon.com, www.jeremiahweed.com and on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.