Maker’s Mark and the Breeders’ Cup have released the last bottle in their limited-edition collection used to raise money to support Thoroughbred industry charities.
The bottle of bourbon, which costs $400, features the face of racehorse Cigar, which won the 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic and became the first American horse, racing against top-class competition, to win 16 consecutive races since Triple Crown winner Citation did so from 1948 to 1950.
Proceeds will go to Old Friends, a retirement Thoroughbred farm in Scott County, and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, a nonprofit focused on providing a better quality of life for Thoroughbreds and their families in California.
The Cigar bottle completes the collection, which featured AP Indy, Lure and Personal Ensign in 2015, and Zenyatta in 2016. Only 500 of each bottle were produced.