Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

A bottle of 10-year-old Rip Van Winkle bourbon valued at $1,100 headlines a stellar lineup of bourbon in this year’s Bourbon and the Bayou online silent auction.

The auction features more than 50 items in its “Bourbon and More” category, including the 750 ml bottle of Rip Van Winkle and:

bottles of Blanton’s, Restoration Rye, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, and Basil Hayden;
a bottle of Colonel E.H. Taylor Bourbon and a cocktail smoker kit valued at $300;
tours of distilleries; and
hand-painted bourbon bottles and barrel heads.

Proceeds from the auction benefit CASA of Lexington, a nonprofit in central Kentucky that provides advocacy for abused and neglected children.

Bidding is open at BandB2024.givesmart.com until 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 23. You do not have to attend the in-person Bourbon and the Bayou gala to bid on items. Winners can pick up their items beginning 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at the CASA of Lexington office, 3245 Loch Ness Dr. in Lexington, Ky. Shipping is not available for bourbon items.

You can view the item pages for several bourbon items directly using the links below:

10-year-old Rip Van Winkle: https://bit.ly/bb24-ripvanwinkle
Trackside basket – Restoration Rye Single-Barrel, Blanton’s Single-Barrel, Old Elk Infinity Blend and $100 to the Trackside at the Depot Restaurant and Bourbon Bar in Paris, Ky.: https://bit.ly/bb24-trackside
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 1-liter: https://bit.ly/bb24-woodfordreserve
Blanton’s Single-Barrel: https://bit.ly/bb24-blantons
Colonel E.H. Taylor Single-Barrel: https://bit.ly/bb24-taylor

In addition to the bourbon, the auction features hundreds of other items, including jewelry, gift cards, vacations, kids’ toys and art.

 

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