The most exclusive mint julep cups ever to be sold

It’s time for the Kentucky Derby 2012, and its official bourbon, Churchill Downs and Woodford Reserve is out with the world’s most exclusive mint julep cup called the Woodford Reserve $100 Mint Julep Cup. Considering that the mint julep celebrates 75 years of being associated with the event, the drink will be limited to just 75 cups, with counters open now. Offered in a signature Woodford Reserve casing, you can pick from Sixty-five “Traditional” polished pewter cups worth $1000 each. These feature a galloping horse, a 2012 Kentucky Derby date, and a Woodford Reserve logo accompanied by a sterling silver sipping straw.

Apart from these, you can stake a claim on 10 “Prestige” cups up for sale. The sterling silver cups come plated in 24-carat gold and sport a diamond horseshoe made up using 43 diamonds weighing one carat. These rare cups are priced at $2,000 each.
[Woodfordreservemintjulep via Forbes]