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2017 Garden & Gun Derby Socials

On Saturday, May 6, Garden & Gun and Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey hosted two Derby Socials to celebrate the 143rd Run for the Roses. G&G friends, readers, and area influencers gathered at San Francisco’s Wingtip Club and New York City’s Maysville for mint juleps, big hats, and plenty of Southern style.

 

Special thanks to:

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Wingtip Club

Maysville

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The East Coast Derby Social at New York City’s Maysville.

photo: Sean Sime

A traditional mint julep made with Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, minted syrup, crushed ice, and mint garnish.

photo: Sean Sime

Floral dresses and fascinators in NYC bring the Derby above the Mason-Dixon Line.

photo: Sean Sime

Guests toast the Derby at Maysville in New York.

photo: Sean Sime

Fried oysters and pickles, fried chicken sliders, shrimp rolls, and traditional deviled eggs add even more Southern flavor to the New York City event.

photo: Sean Sime

Contenders for our best dressed competition.

photo: Sean Sime

Guests tasting Blade and Bow bourbon.

photo: Sean Sime

The best part of a mint julep—the bourbon.

photo: Sean Sime

Floral skirts and tailored suits are the perfect choice for a Derby Social.

photo: Sean Sime

Guests cheer on their favorite horses during the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Maysville.

photo: Sean Sime

Anthony Cozeck mixes Blade and Bow “New” Fashioned cocktails at San Francisco’s Wingtip Club.

photo: Sean Malone

Big hats and plaid outfits coordinate in San Francisco.

photo: Sean Malone

Guests pose for a picture in their Derby hats.

photo: Sean Malone

Southern flair at its finest: Derby hats, a bow tie, a striped pastel suit and bourbon cocktails.

photo: Sean Malone

A handmade hat with peacock feathers.

photo: Sean Malone

Friends gather for a photo at Wingtip Club with juleps in hand.

photo: Sean Malone

Creative fashion and hats celebrate Kentucky style.

photo: Sean Malone

And…they’re off! Guests gather to watch the much anticipated Kentucky Derby.

photo: Sean Malone