Buffalo Trace gives limited edition bottles to charities

by Amy Hopkins

Kentucky distillery Buffalo Trace is hoping to raise US$500,000 for charity through the sale of bottles filled from its six millionth barrel.

All 400 bottles of the Bourbon, which has been aged for 10 years and 11 month, will be exclusively available free of charge to US non-profit organisations for fundraising opportunities. Each 375ml bottle features a hand-written description on the glass and is presented in a hardwood box that includes a piece of the charred oak stave from the sixth millionth barrel. It also contains a small brochure explaining the significance of the limited edition. “We’re thrilled to be able to do something with the bottles to help those in need,” said Kris Comstock, Buffalo Trace senior marketing director. “We decided on the 375ml size bottles, rather than a larger size, to allow for more bottles so we can help more charities. “We really hope whiskey enthusiasts will help some deserving non-profit groups raise serious money. These bottles are beautiful, the package is first-class, and the Bourbon tastes amazing.” To be considered, organisations must submit an official US non-profit tax ID number and auction the bottle within the 2019 calendar year. Applications will be taken online only at www.6millionthbarrel.com. The application deadline is 1 July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by email in early July. Bottles will be shipped free of charge in August 2019 and recipients will have until 31 December 2019 to auction the bottle.