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Derby Festival celebrates 50 years of Pegasus Pins

Evan Williams creates special gold pin bourbon bottle

The first shipment of 2022 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins have arrived at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street in Louisville. It’s the first place you can purchase this year’s pins for $6 each. Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a special Evan Williams Single Barrel Limited Edition Kentucky Derby Festival bourbon bottle to commemorate the 50th edition of the collectible pins. The bottle features a Gold 50th Pegasus Pin sealed in gold wax on the neck of each bottle.

This year’s pin design celebrates the 50th edition with the number 50 as a holographic image and includes a tribute to the very first Pegasus Pin created in 1973. The pin also features the Louisville skyline to symbolize the Derby Festival’s connection with the community. 

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at 528 W. Main Street will be the only location in town selling Pegasus Pins through March 4th. The commemorative bottles are available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience beginning today and while supplies last for $79.99. 

Starting March 7, the pins will be available at retail locations including grocery stores, gas stations, banks and other retail outlets in Kentucky from Elizabethtown to Louisville, as well as in Southern Indiana. They can also be purchased online at They will sell for $6 each at retail and $7 at events.

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