Besides making superior alcoholic beverages, the American, family-owned Buffalo Trace Distillery has a commitment to assisting the many nonprofit organizations around the world that are working to expand their fundraising efforts. They have decided to assist in these efforts by donating 2,022 bottles of their finest whiskies in hopes that it will lead to record-breaking donations.
The Distillery has hopes of expanding upon its robust database of charities to grow the potential range of recipients in order to impact more nonprofits. They are looking for a diverse group of charities comprised of various audiences, locations, and impacts in the community. 501(c) (3) organizations and registered charities are encouraged to enter for a chance to be awarded a bottle, which the nonprofit can then use for fundraising. Buffalo Trace will even take care of sending the bottle to the selected organization, the only thing that is asked is that the recipient report back how much money was raised.
The featured whiskies are among the best. The distillery has garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. They have won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine, and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. One portion of the bottles being donated are 300, 375ml bottles of The Single Oak Project Bourbon, a very limited release from the most extensive bourbon experiment ever undertaken. Also included are the world's first six-liter bourbon non-fungible tokens (NFTs) which contain bourbon distilled in 1982 in Buffalo Trace's Distillery Old Fashioned Copper (O.F.C) line. To learn more about some of the bottles being donated go to buffalotracedistillery.com.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is really hoping to make an impact in 2022. Vice President of Marketing Sara Saunders said, "We've got a wonderful database so far of nonprofit organizations, but we encourage others from across the U.S. and the world to register their charitable organization, as we know the need is great. We've handpicked some of the best whiskies from across our portfolio, in hopes they garner top dollar for the recipients."
Interested nonprofits can register their organization by visiting buffalotracedistillery.com. All entries must be received by March 31, 2022 for consideration and winning charities will be notified of their status by April 29, 2022. The distillery will begin shipping bottles to recipients by May 2022 and recipients will need to hold their event and report back the money raised by November 30, 2022.
The distillery has conducted similar fundraising events in the past with great success. In 2019, it gave away nearly 400 bottles from its 6 Millionth Barrel, a milestone barrel commemorating the 6 millionth barrel produced since Prohibition. Those bottles raised over one million dollars for various charitable organizations. Similar offerings ran in 2016, with over a million dollars raised, and also in 2011. However, nothing of this magnitude has been done before and this will be sure to be a success.