I will be visiting Louisville this year for the Derby. This will be my 10th staight year. I completely enjoy the festivities during Derby week and consume a fair share of mint julips during this period. Just one thing. The mint julips served at the track has a taste and flavor that I find better then julips served elsewhere. Maybe imagination, but each year I observe this. The recipe at the track is printed on napkins, programms etc, so certainly is no secret. The only conclusion I reach is that it has to be the brand of bourbon used. I have asked bartenders around Louisville and they don't know. The servers at the track say they don't know either since they never see the drink being made. The closest I have found was with Old Grandad bourbon and Jim Beam a close sedond, but neither seem to equal the one at the track. Does anyone know what brand of bourbon is used at Churchill Downs for the mint julips?