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Charleston Derby Social

On Saturday, May 4, Garden & Gun partnered with Maker’s Mark to close out Mint Julep Month at Tradd’s in Charleston, South Carolina. The afternoon featured live music, Southern fare, a best-dressed contest, Maker’s Mark mint juleps, and a live stream of the 145th Run for the Roses.


Special thanks to:

Maker’s Mark
Tradd’s
River Boy

 

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Guests are greeted with the Golden Gait, a one-of-a-kind julep from the Mint Julep Month program made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, mint leaves, Champagne syrup, maraschino liqueur, and a spray of absinthe.

 

 

photo: Maggie Armstrong

Local Charleston bluegrass and Americana band River Boy perform Kentucky-inspired tunes throughout the event.

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Guests Laura Denham and Taylor Cochran make sure to grab a photo in front of the custom Mint Julep Month wall.

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Guests enjoy Maker’s Mark cocktails during the event.

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Couples don their Derby best in anticipation of the greatest two minutes in sports.

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The evening’s best-dressed winners, Drew Hartmann and Suzanne Rahn, each receive a $200 gift card to Tradd’s.

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Guests await the Run for the Roses race as they sip on cocktails.

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From left: Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark Chief Distillery Officer; Matthew Bees; Rebecca Darwin, Garden & Gun president and CEO; Jon Carloftis of Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens; and Cress Darwin.

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Guests tune in to the Kentucky Derby and cheer on their favorite horses.

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A traditional Maker’s Mark julep made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, simple syrup, and plenty of fresh mint is served with a paper straw promoting Maker’s Mark’s #CocktailsForCleanups campaign to help save our waterways from plastic debris.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

Maker’s Mark’s Janell and Rob Samuels celebrate Derby Day with Garden & Gun.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

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