My piece on how various bourbons produce markedly different qualities in Mint Juleps is online at OUT here. Many thanks to Seth Thompson of The Bourbon Review for his excellent suggestions and guidance.
Many thanks also to Chad & Ashley Mumm, who hosted a Julep Taste-Off at their East Village apartment, all in the name of research. Lots and lots of research. Every year I'm surprised anew by just how potent Juleps are, and this year was no exception. It was a great afternoon party--Juleps have a way of igniting the party's fuse in short order.
A tip of the hat to Derby headgear.