Got this news release this morning on a charity raffle for Pappy and other Bourbons... Pappy Van Winkle Online Raffle Benefits Center for Courageous Kids Second Raffle Features 11 Different Sought-After Bourbon Packages from World-renowned Whiskey Producers SCOTTSVILLE, KY. - October 31, 2023 – Want a chance to win $15,000 worth of all six Pappy Van Winkle family whiskies and to help a great cause? How about a shot at 11 other bourbon packages worth more than $28,000? Consider buying raffle tickets to support The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) where kids from Kentucky and around the world with chronic illnesses and other medical diagnoses can go to camp for free. A serious whiskey collector donated the 12 different packages to CCK, a non-profit medical camp in Scottsville, Kentucky. CCK is offering two different raffles. The winner of the Grand Prize Raffle will receive six different bottles from the Pappy Van Winkle line, valued at $15,000. Tickets are $250 each and only 250 tickets will be sold. The second raffle will award 11 different packages of collectable bourbon, valued at more than $28,000 total. Tickets are $100 and only 1000 tickets will be sold. Here is the link to purchase tickets for each raffle: “Thanks to our generous donor, 12 lucky people will win ‘instant bourbon collections,’ all while helping our special kids have a life-changing experience at one of our camps,” said Joanie O’Bryan, CCK President and CEO. “All the money from these raffles will go to provide inclusive and accessible camp opportunities for kids and their families – all at no charge to them.” The raffle winners will be announced on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at CCK’s annual fundraising event called “Stars & 6 Strings” at the La Gala event venue in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The drawing will be between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. The evening will include music, an elegant dinner, a silent auction, and a moonshine tasting, in addition to the live raffle. Raffle tickets can be purchased online until 7 p.m. The raffle drawing will be live on the CCK Facebook page later that evening. Raffle ticket buyers do not need to be present at the drawing to win. For information on attending the “Stars & 6 Strings event, email The CCK Grand Prize Raffle (#1) Tickets $250 each (only 250 tickets will be sold) Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year Van Winkle Reserve 12-Year Lot B Van Winkle Family Reserve 13-Year Rye Pappy Van Winkle 15-Year Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year Pappy Van Winkle 23-year Estimated value up to $15,000 The CCK Bourbon Raffle (#2) 11 Prizes. Tickets $100 (only 1000 tickets will be sold) 1st Prize: George T. Stagg Eagle Rare 17-Year Thomas H. Handy William Larue Weller Sazerac Rye 18-Year Estimated value up to $9,000 2nd Prize: Weller Single Barrel Weller C.Y.P.B. Weller Full Proof Weller 12-Year Weller Antique 107 Weller Special Reserve Estimated value up to $2,800 3rd Prize: Van Winkle Reserve 12-Year Lot B Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year Estimated value up to $2,200 4th Prize: Willett Family Estate Single Barrel (Purple Top) 6-year 127.4 proof Willett Family Estate 10-year Rye 115.0 proof Estimated value up to $2,000 5th Prize: George T. Stagg 124.9 proof Stagg Jr. Batch 16 - 130.9 proof Estimated value up to $1700 6th Prize: Angel’s Envy 2017 Cask Strength 124.5 proof Angel’s Envy 2018 Cask Strength 124.0 proof Estimated value up to $1,500 7th Prize: Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel 121.9 proof Knob Creek 15-year LE 100.0 proof Estimated value up to $1,100 8th Prize: Weller C.Y.P.B. Weller Full Proof Estimated value up to $1,100 9th Prize: E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof 130.3 proof E.H. Taylor Single Barrel 100.0 proof E.H. Taylor Small Batch 100.0 proof Estimated value up to $1,000 10th Prize: Booker’s 30th Anniversary 125.8 proof Estimated value up to $1,200 Final Drawing for Raffle #2 will be a Special Prize: Old Rip Van Winkle Porcelain Decanter 1975 Old Fitzgerald Prime (Sealed & Full) Collectors Limited Edition Stitzel Weller Estimated value up to $5,000 About The Center for Courageous Kids Recreational camping for children is reimagined at The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) in Scottsville, Kentucky. CCK is a medical camp for children living with chronic illnesses and medical diagnosis and offers fully accessible and inclusive experiences for kids and families. Children attend CCK independently during the summer seasons, and then come along with their family during our diagnosis specific weekend retreats, all free of charge. To date, CCK has served over 40,000 campers, with over 100 different diagnoses, from 45 different states and 13 countries. For many children, participating in camping activities is not possible due to medical factors or design barriers. However, with a variety of traditional and modern camp programming, all campers can gather together, grow their independence, try new things, and make great friends at CCK. The joy of camp becomes a reality for every child at The Center for Courageous Kids! To learn more, visit our website:

Posted by Mark at 2023-10-31 15:41:02 UTC