In celebration of Bourbon Heritage Month, Buffalo Trace Distillery, the world’s most awarded distillery, announces the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Heritage Month Collection. This one-of-a-kind series of whiskey and art will feature 50 1.75L bottles of Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Bourbon hand-painted with designs inspired by iconic elements from each state along with the corresponding artwork and a VIP distillery tour. Beginning September 7th, the bottles will be available via an online auction with all sale proceeds benefiting Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the US.
“Bourbon is a uniquely American spirit, and we’re proud of that heritage,” said Sara Saunders, Vice President of Global Marketing for Buffalo Trace Distillery. “As America’s oldest continuously operating distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery has deep roots pioneering the category of American Whiskey, and we’re thrilled to mark Bourbon Heritage Month by celebrating not just our home state – the birthplace of bourbon – but also the states our bourbon-loving fans from coast to coast call home too.”
The artwork for the collection was done by Louisville, Kentucky-based artist and illustrator Bri Bowers. Known for her wearable art, cardboard sculptures and illustrations, Bowers is most famous for her watercolor series depicting Louisville’s beloved neighborhoods and landmarks.
“This was a particularly exciting project for me for a few reasons: first, I’m a huge bourbon fan and second, because I have really a special connection with my home state of Kentucky, which also happens to be the homeplace of Buffalo Trace,” said Bowers. “Central to much of my art is the idea of celebrating connectedness to places that are important to you, and I love that with this collection we’re doing just that while also giving back, too.”
The auction will run from September 7 – September 22. All proceeds raised will support the mission of Keep America Beautiful which is committed to ensuring our nation remains a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Over the years, Buffalo Trace has donated millions of dollars to charities around the globe, and in 2022 alone, the Distillery committed to donating 2,022 bottles of its finest whiskies to raise record-breaking donations for nonprofits around the world.
“As a National Historic Landmark, Buffalo Trace Distillery understands that the diverse beauty of our nation requires care and attention to ensure future generations continue to benefit. Keep America Beautiful is a leader in this charge, and we’re thrilled to support their important work with this one-of-a-kind offering,” Saunders said. “Giving back to communities is a core value at Buffalo Trace Distillery and it’s an honor to work alongside such inspiring changemakers.”
To participate in the auction, visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/bourbon-heritage to link to the auction site from 9 AM ET on September 7 – 7 PM ET on September 22. Bidding will begin at $75/each for a hand-painted 1.75L of Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Bourbon with corresponding artwork. Winners will be notified via email and will immediately be able to download their artwork. Bottles and physical art prints will be available for pickup at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY from January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. Auction winners will also receive a VIP tour and tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Entry and eligibility restrictions apply. See the website for details.
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