LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Bourbon sampling determined whichbarrel boats would serve on board as they compete in the 2014 Great SteamboatRace.
Friday representatives of the Kentucky Derby Festival,the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati participated in the tastingas the tasks and scoring system that will determine the winner of the OhioRiver race between the Belles was announced.
Instead of racing to cross thefinish line first, crews on the Belle of Louisville and the Belle ofCincinnati will have to complete the following 10 tasks:
Officials said not completing atask would result in a 35 point penalty. In addition to the 10 tasks passengerswill have the opportunity to sample and vote for their favorite bourbon. The Bellewith the most votes will be awarded a mint julep trophy.
The 2014Great Steamboat Race start at 6 p.m. on April 30. For more information, click here.
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