Bourbon tasting for brokers kicks off Belmont Stakes

The PARAMOUNT Fort Lauderdale Beach Sales Gallery and Woodford Reserve hosted a tasting of four Bourbons for brokers to kick off the 148th Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the triple crown of horse racing.

Crafted in its distillery in Versailles, Kentucky, in the heart of thoroughbred country, Woodford Reserve is the official Bourbon of Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course through 2018.

The group of about 40 sampled the Belmont Jewel, the official cocktail of the Belmont Stakes, made with 1 ½ ounces of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, 2 ounces of lemonade and 1 ounce of pomegranate juice with ice garnished with a lemon wedge or cherry.

They also brought out the grain, wood, fruits and floral, spice and sweet aromatic flavors of Bourbon by pairing them with chocolate, orange, hazelnuts, dried cranberries and maple syrup.