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BOURBON AND BENEVOLENCE 2019 LIVE & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Michter’s 20 Year Old Bourbon ( LIVE )

While Michter’s regularly samples their barrels to see how their whiskey is aging, they pay extra special attention once those barrels reach over 17 years old. Michter’s considers 17 to 20 years the “Fork In The Road Point” when certain barrels of whiskey can achieve an extraordinary level of quality.


2019 OLD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON : Signed ( LIVE )

The 2019 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 105 proof, the highest proof to-date for this special expression. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon.

“Birthday Bourbon selections have ranged from nine- to 14-years-old since the expression was first launched in 2002,” said Jackie Zykan, Old Forester Master Taster. 


2018 0LD FORESTER BIRTHDAY BOURBON : SIGNED ( LIVE )

The 2018 Birthday Bourbon is the first iteration to be bottled at the new Old Forester Distilling Co. Selected from a single day of production and handcrafted by Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan, this small batch bourbon offers a one-of-a-kind character and flavor profile that will never be replicated.


Private Tour of Wild Turkey Distillery with JoAnn Street
( LIVE )

Perched 275 feet above the Kentucky River, the Wild Turkey Distillery has some of the most spectacular views in Kentucky’s bourbon country.

You and a guest will enjoy a private tour of the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg with bourbon scion JoAnn Street as she provides a “behind the barrel” look at all aspects of the whiskey-making process. 

To cap off the tour, you’ll visit Warehouse A, the oldest Rickhouse on the property, for a sugar barrel tasting and then proceed to the Visitor Center for a robust portfolio tasting.


W.L. WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE 1.75ML ( SILENT )

Bottled in 2016 : Discontinued Bottle Design.
W.L. Weller Special Reserve is easily one of the best bourbons in its class and a great place for new bourbon drinkers to start. It’s sweet palate and minor burn make it very accessible to anyone. Via Breakingbourbon.com


Michter’s 10 Year KENTUCKY STRAIGHT RYE ( SILENT )

One of our most limited production items, Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye continues the legacy of America’s first whiskey variety (rye) from America’s first whiskey company (Michter’s, originally known as Shenk’s)


WILLETT FAMILY ESTATE “HOTEL 21C” RYE ( LIVE )

Bottle 92/ 176. Hand bottled from Barrel #116. Aged 7 Years. 120.2 Proof


WILLETT FAMILY ESTATE “ETERNAL OPTIMIST-HI COTTON” RYE
( LIVE )

Bottle 140/ 168. Hand Bottled from Barrel #233. Aged 6 YEARS. 116 Proof


WILLETT FAMILY ESTATE “BOURBON & BEYOND” BOURBON : SIGNED
( LIVE )

Bottle 131/ 177. Hand bottled from Barrel #3330. Aged 5 Years. 116.8 Proof


MICHTER’S 10 YEAR KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON ( SILENT )

Mature in age and truly exceptional in quality, Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon has earned its place as an enduring favorite of the most discerning whiskey connoisseurs. The “Best American Whiskey” according to Food & Wine magazine, our 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon represents the culmination of over a decade of patient aging in specially chosen, new charred American white oak barrels.


Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Oat Grain ( SILENT )

The Master’s Collection from Woodford Reserve is a series that highlights one of five elements in whiskey production: water, grain, fermentation, distillation, and maturation. Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Oat Grain Kentucky Bourbon focuses on the grain. Oats are included in the mash bill recipe, reducing the rye content typically used by the brand. This straight Kentucky bourbon bears no age statement and is bottled at 45.2% ABV. VIA distiller.com


Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey | Tennessee Smooth‎ Gift Set
( SILENT )

  • Bottle of Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey. 93 Proof
  • Uncle Nearest 1856 Custom Trucker Hat
  • Uncle Nearest 1856 T-Shirt (Size unknown)
  • 4 Custom Uncle Nearest Shot Glasses
  • Custom Bar Bottle Opener
  • Custom Barrel Keychain

Smooth Ambler Very Old Scout 14 Year ( LIVE )

Aged 14 Years. Barrel #10053.


TRILOGY TOUR WITH Executive Bourbon Steward Stephen Fante
( LIVE )

The winner and up to 8 guests will spend the day with Executive Bourbon Steward Stephen Fante on a private tour that begins with Barrel manufacturing at Kentucky Cooperage! See them build barrels, char barrels and tear the barrels apart to re-cooper flaws.
Guests will then travel up the street to see boutique distillery Limestone Branch where everything is made in one room! Home of Yellowstone Select & Limited, Minor Case Rye Whiskey and many more experimental single barrel offerings! You will have BBQ on the porch weather permitting!
Then you will then venture over to Lux Row Distillery and see the largest Vendom Still made the year it was built! The home of David Nicholson, Ezra Brooks, Blood Oath and Rebel Yell.


OLD FORESTER PRESIDENT’S CHOICE BOURBON Batch 10 + Gift Set
( LIVE )

BATCH # FOR AUCTION NOT PICTURED

Batch 10. Aged 9 Years. 116.1 Proof
The President’s Choice is a single barrel expression of Old Forester’s most exceptional barrels, hand-selected by their company President. Referencing prior iterations of this historic label, these barrels will be typically aged eight years and will vary in the traditional range of 110-120 proof.
Because President’s Choice expressions are hand-selected barrels which have showcased truly exceptional character and represent the foremost of quality, this bourbon will be released only when such distinct barrels come of full maturity and develop the exceptional taste profile deserving of this label. The finest selection of the world’s finest bourbon.


THREE W.L. WELLER ANTIQUE 7YR BOURBON ( SILENT )

This bourbon shares the same mashbill “recipe”, warehouse and proof as Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year.


LUX ROW DISTILLERy Bottle set
( SILENT )

Lux Row Distillers Bourbon is a double-barrel release, meaning that the bourbon was aged in two different barrels — for 12 years each. This technique gives it an extra-aged expression highlighted by notes of caramel, vanilla, oak, and tobacco.

The limited-release ryed bourbon was crafted as a thank you to customers for supporting Lux Row Distillers during its first year in business. Even the proof, 118.4, commemorates the distillery’s grand opening in April 2018.


Oak & Bond Coffee Co Brazil Single Origin Coffee ( Silent )
+
Oak & Bond Coffee Co Espresso Blend ( Silent )

Finest Quality Whole Bean Coffee aged in 6 year old BOURBON barrels.


W.L. WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE 1 LITER ( SILENT )

Bottled in 2016 : Discontinued Bottle Design
W.L. Weller Special Reserve is easily one of the best bourbons in its class and a great place for new bourbon drinkers to start. It’s sweet palate and minor burn make it very accessible to anyone. Via Breakingbourbon.com


1792 FULL PROOF Store Pick ( silent )

Wine Rack Owner/Sommelier, John H. Johnson “You’re gonna want this, if I may be so bold. I tried my bottle again and it’s absolutely remarkable.  Stellar.”


Maker’s Mark Distillery Experience ( Live )

You and 3 friends will have an opportunity to enjoy great fellowship and bourbon at the historic Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Ky.

Explore the inner workings of Maker’s Mark our historic distillery on this intimate private tour. You’ll visit several areas not seen on the standard tour, getting an in-depth look at our unique bourbon-making process from the grains to the bottle before concluding with a private tasting. End your visit with a turn at their dipping station by dipping your souvenir bottle into Maker’s Mark signature red wax and before heading back home enjoy a tasty lunch at Star Hill Provisions.

NOTICE: Private Tours Booked Monday-Friday ONLY.


WOODFORD RESERVE TOASTED OAK RYE ( SILENT )

Woodford Reserve’s Toasted Oak Rye is the second in a series of three ryes slated for release in 2017 as part of their Distillery Series. The Toasted Oak is made by finishing Woodford’s Master’s Collection Rye for an additional two years in fresh barrels that used to age Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon. It is sold at the distillery in 375ml bottles.


Barrell Bourbon Cask Strength Batch 16 ( SILENT )

  • A blend of straight Bourbon Whiskeys Distilled and aged in Tennessee, Indiana and Kentucky
  • Selection of 9 year 9 month, 11 and 15-year-old barrels​​
  • Aged in American white oak barrels​
  • Crafted and bottled in Kentucky​
  • 105.8 proof cask strength bottling​
  • Mash bill: corn, rye and malted barley

W.L. WELLER ANTIQUE “Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen”
Single barrel
( SILENT )

This bourbon shares the same mashbill “recipe”, warehouse and proof as Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year.


A Midwinter NIGHT’S Dram Act 7 Scene 6 ( SILENT )

This limited release whiskey is a sumptuous marriage of high west’s Rendezvous Rye finished in both port and French oak barrels. The rye forms a beautiful base of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon; the port barrels enhance with plums and dried fruits; the French oak provides a spice accent. 98.6 Proof


Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018 Pair
( SILENT )

Original Bourbon County Brand Stout
Beer Advocate Score – 100 || 14.7%% ABV
Aged in 4+ year old Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, the original bourbon barrel aged stout is as good as when we first made it over 20 years ago. Flavors of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, almond, cherry, plus leather and tobacco flavors permeate this complex beer that deepens with each sip.As Brewmaster Jared Jankoski stated, “It ain’t broke, and we didn’t try to fix it.” 
Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout
Beer Advocate Score – 98 || 15.2% ABV
The same recipe as BCBS, but aged in 12-year old “Elijah Craig Barrel Proof” bourbon barrels. This bourbon was awarded 2017 “Whisky of the Year” by Whisky Advocate, the top honor in the world of international whiskey. Reserve is intended to showcase the nuances of a premium single source, and highly sought after bourbon.   


TWO W.L. WELLER ANTIQUE 7YR BOURBON ( SILENT )

This bourbon shares the same mashbill “recipe”, warehouse and proof as Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year.


WOODFORD RESERVE DOUBLE OAKED ( SILENT )

An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts additional amounts of soft, sweet oak character.

AWARDS & ACCLAIMS
2018 American Whiskey Masters: Master Medal (Highest Accolade)
2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Finalist – Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
2018 Class Bartender Award: Gold Medal
2017 American Whiskey Masters: Master (Highest Accolade)
2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal
2016 Whiskies of the World Awards: Best in Class, Gold
2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal
2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Extraordinary/Ultimate Recommendation
2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Best Special Barrel Finish Bourbon, Double Gold Medal
2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal
2013 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Excellent, Highly Recommended
2012 International Spirits Challenge: Best in Class, Gold Medal


EAGLE RARE “SILVER DOLLAR” SINGLE BARREL SELECT ( SILENT )

Eagle Rare is a 10 Year old 90 Proof single barrel bourbon.


Eagle Rare “Beverage world” Single Barrel SelECT ( SILENT )

Eagle Rare is a 10 Year old 90 Proof single barrel bourbon.


Eagle Rare “42” Single Barrel SelECT ( SILENT )

Eagle Rare is a 10 Year old 90 Proof single barrel bourbon.


Kentucky Artisan Distillery Gift Set ( SILENT )

• Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 3 is 1 of 6 barrels : 90 proof
• Jefferson’s Wood Experiment 200 ml : 92 proof
• 4 Tour passes of Kentucky Artisan Distillery
• 3 Jefferson’s custom shot glasses with custom Jefferson’s wood holder
• Hat
• Float Keychain
• Custom Jefferson’s stainless steel flask
• Kentucky Artisan Distillery T-shirt Size Large


Bar 19 Superfecta Single Barrels ( LIVE )

• Elijah Craig 9-Year Small Batch Single Barrel : 94 Proof
• Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon Exclusive Single Barrel : 115 proof
• Four Roses 9-Year Single Barrel Private Selection : 104 Proof
• Wilderness Trail Settlers Select, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey : 111 Proof


Barterhouse 20 YEar Old ( SILENT )

The Orphan Barrel Project is a collection of different whiskeys “found” in Diageo’s rickhouses. Barterhouse is from the current Bernheim distillery in Kentucky, but bottled in Tennessee. This is a 20 year old straight bourbon (though this designation is not listed on the bottle) and has a mash bill of 86% corn, 8% barley, and 6% rye.


WILD TURKEY MASTER’S KEEP REVIVAL – Oloroso Sherry Cask
( SILENT )

Master’s Keep Revival is made from a blend of Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon aged 12-15 years before finishing in at least 20-year-old Oloroso Sherry casks, hand-selected by Master Distiller Eddie Russell. The result is a one-of-a-kind, 101 proof sipping whiskey with aromas of cherry pie, raisins, citrus, nuts and a touch of oak. It delivers soft and creamy hints of spice and sweet tropical fruits on the palate and a long and lingering finish of dried apricots, honey and subtle spice. Inspired by Jimmy Russell’s limited-release Wild Turkey Sherry Signature; introduced in the early 2000’s that featured sherry-infused, 10-year-old Bourbon finished in an Oloroso sherry cask.


1792 “Hiram Bottle Shop” SINGLE BARREL ( SILENT )

Hiram Bottle Shop in Hiram, GA.


Old Fitzgerald 13 Year Old ( SILENT )

Old Fitzgerald 13 Years 100 Proof : Bottled in Bond. The wheated bourbon released Spring 2019, IS The third release in the series from Heaven Hill Distillery. The packaging for this bottle was inspired by an original 1950s Old Fitzgerald diamond decanter with a green label indicated for all spring releases.


Four Roses Single Barrel : John O’s Liquor “Pete Rose”
( SILENT )

John O’s Liquor “Pete Rose”. OBSQ Aged 11 years, 4 months. Proof 110.8


FOUR ROSES SINGLE BARREL : BBT’s Blue Blood “MOON” Over Kentucky
( SILENT )

BBT’s Blue Blood “MOON” Over Kentucky. OBSF Aged 8 years, 3 months. Proof 118.6


FOUR ROSES SINGLE BARREL : Brent Elliott, Master Distiller
( SILENT )

Brent Elliott, Master Distiller. OBSQ Aged 9 Years, 11 months. Proof 113. 8


ANGEL’S ENVY RYE : SIGNED ( SILENT )

Angel’s Envy Rye is a 6-7 year old 95% rye / 5% malted barley aged for up to 18 months in Caribbean XO Rum Casks that served as Cognac Casks before that. It’s blended twice in batches of 8 to 12 barrels, first blended and put into the rum casks then blended again for bottling after the finish aging to maintain consistency. It has been offered in limited releases of around 48,000 bottles twice per year. via http://www.breakingbourbon.com


Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel : WEST VIRGINIA PICK
( SILENT )

4 year old. 120 Proof. MGP distillation. Sold Only at Smooth Ambler Distillery Gift Shop


SMOOTH AMBLER OLD SCOUT BATCH 3 ( SILENT )

Non-Age Stated ( Believed to be aged 5-7 Years ) MGP distillation. Proof 99


Rolling Fork Spirits : 4-year-old small batch Jamaican rum Gift Set
( Silent )

Turner Wathen and Jordan Morris, Founders “As independent bottlers, we deliver adventure to spirit enthusiasts through the history, complexity, and variety of the finest rums. We founded Rolling Fork Spirits in honor of Kentucky’s famed Rolling Fork Distillery, established 1788. To honor this distilling legacy, we bring the finest rums (without additives) made around the globe to Kentucky, the capital of American distilling. Through blending and finishing, we craft rums that adhere to our motto: no finer spirits can be made.
Tasting notes
Release date: April 2019 | Barrel date: 2014 | Distilled in Jamaica | 100 proof, 50% ABVAromatics: rich banana | citrus | vanilla | allspice
Palate: banana | oak | butterscotch | dark fruit
Finish: clove | spice | citrus | medium vanilla


Maker’s Mark DUO ( SILENT )

Maker’s Mark 46™ : The first bourbon in their wood-finishing series, Maker’s Mark 46™ was created by Bill Samuels, Jr., to amplify the flavors he loves in Maker’s Mark®. The innovative wood-stave-finishing process starts with fully matured Maker’s Mark® at cask strength. They then insert 10 seared virgin French oak staves into the barrel and finish it for nine weeks in our limestone cellar. The result is Maker’s Mark 46: bolder and more complex, but without the bitterness typical of longer-aged whiskies.

Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength : This is Maker’s Mark® Bourbon in its purest form. Bottled at barrel proof and non-chill filtered. Surprisingly smooth, this bourbon retains the signature, front-of-the-palate flavors of Maker’s Mark® while amping up the notes of oak, caramel, vanilla and spice.


Various Gift Cards ( SILENT )

Warby Parker: Glasses & Prescription Eyeglasses
Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen – Eat, Drink & Live Music
Oskar’s Slider Bar + Grind Burger Kitchen


Frazier Museum Willett Family Estate ( Live )

This very special sibling barrel selection available only at the Frazier Museum, immediately SOLD OUT when released. It is one of only two that Master Distiller Drew and his sister Britt chose together when Britt was named President of Willett in 2018.


Old 502 Winery Gift Set ( SILENT )

• Bottle of Boredough – Spelled Accordingly : Made in the Bordeaux style, this quirky and highly enjoyable dry red blend from Louisville will make you use cool wine terms like “mouthfeel” and “bouquet” when describing it!
• Kentucky Lady : Made from all Kentucky fruit, it’s a refreshing sweet white to share on the porch with friends. Weep no more, my Lady! Welcome to the taste of Louisville.
• Multi-Function Corkscrew
• Custom Old 502 Winery Wine Glass


Sam Houston Very Small Batch “49” 10 Year Old Bourbon
( SILENT )

Discontinued in early 2000’s… Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): “Beautiful, bright, and impeccably clean amber color. The initial nosing pass reveals a sweet corn-like perfume that’s very alluring; in the second pass, the rye element comes to the foreground as spicy, zesty aromas surpass the foundational corn sweetness; by the third sniffing, after almost eight minutes of air contact, the bouquet turns softer and is notably more oak-influenced; the last nosing reveals delicate scents of red fruit, rye brea, and oak resin; a good, solid, if unspectacular, bouquet. The palate entry is firm, sweet, and slightly oily; the midpalate point blossoms with rich, tangy flavors including nut meat, wood resin, corn mash, rye bread, and dry cereal. The aftertaste is long, sweet, opulently textured, and, most importantly, invites a second sip. A nice, well-crafted bourbon that’s on par with its more stately sibling, the very fine Jefferson’s Reserve KSB; nice job of distilling here.”


Blanton’s Special Reserve
( SILENT )

Blanton’s Special Reserve (70cl, 40%) Only sold outside of the US. Special Reserve is a lower strength single barrel bourbon from Blanton’s. Each bottle is hand-filled, hand-labeled, hand-sealed and individually numbered.


MORE TO COME…

Some items subject to change. Silent Auction begins at 6:30 and will end approximately 30 minutes after the Live Auction. The Live auction will begin approximately at 8:00pm. Winners will need to be present to claim Silent and Live auction winnings. Donation receipts will be available. All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% processing fee. Please contact us for any questions.

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