Jeptha Creed Kentucky Derby Festival Kick-Off Event

Jeptha Creed Named Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby Festival and Announces Passport Book

WHAT: Jeptha Creed and Kentucky Derby Festival officials will discuss Jeptha Creed being named the Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby Festival and the launch of their cocktail passport book. Attendees will also have the chance to taste Jeptha Creed’s official KDF cocktail, the Bluegrass Belle, take photos and ask questions.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 20, 1:30pm – 2pm

WHERE: Jeptha Creed, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville, Kentucky, 40065

WHY: The Kentucky Derby Festival is just around the corner so kick off the season right! Be the first to receive a cocktail passport book and taste the Bluegrass Belle.

WHO: Joyce and Autumn Nethery, owners of Jeptha Creed, and Jeff English, President of the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation

PHOTO OPS/INTERVIEWS: Jeptha Creed Kentucky Derby Festival Kick-Off Event, Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Joyce Nethery Master Distiller, Autumn Nethery Coowner of Jeptha Creed, Jeff English President of Kentucky Derby Festival

Foundation, Jessica Pollio Sponsorship Sales Manager of Kentucky Derby Festival


ABOUT JEPTHA CREED │ A farm to bottle craft distillery owned by a mother-daughter team, Jeptha Creed – the first locally-owned distillery to come to Shelby County, KY, since Prohibition – is crafting the next generation of high-end heritage distilled spirits and foods, using old-fashioned methods to meet today’s demanding modern tastes. Jeptha Creed uses only the finest ingredients, locally grown and sourced, to make its bourbons, unflavored and flavored vodkas and unflavored and flavored moonshines.

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ABOUT SHELBYKY │ Tucked between Louisville and Frankfort, KY, Shelbyville/Simpsonville/Shelby County (ShelbyKY) form a community of small-town charm and world-class equestrian events. The American Saddlebred Capital of the World is home to 90-plus historic Saddlebred horse farms and breeding and training facilities where visitors can go behind-the-scenes for a rare peek into the world of these captivating show horses. New attractions include Jeptha Creed Distillery and the Whitney M. Young Birthplace Interpretative Center, a National Historic Landmark and Kentucky African-American Heritage Site. ShelbyKY’s dining landscape includes culinary icons Science Hill Inn and Claudia Sanders Dinner House; overnight choices include a number of brand name chain hotels, downtown lofts, group lodgings and bed and breakfast inns. Outdoors adventure includes water sports (fishing, canoeing, paddle boating), horseback riding, golf and fall-fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes. A pastoral gem with rural roads and uptown downtowns, ShelbyKY is also known as Design Destination for its wealth of interior design, antique, home accessory and furniture shops, including the highly regarded Wakefield-Scearce Galleries. Here too is Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. ranked Shelbyville No. 1 on its “Best Towns to Raise a Family in Kentucky” and among the best places in the U.S. to live and work. named Shelbyville as one of the 10 safest places in Kentucky and one of America’s most caring cities.