Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

Just in time for Bottled-in-Bond Day on March 3, Buffalo Trace Distillery is thrilled to announce the 100 nonprofit organizations nationwide selected for its “100 Bourbon Sets for 100 Charities” initiative. First announced in September 2023, Buffalo Trace will donate sets of the Distillery’s finest whiskeys to each chosen nonprofit organization for charitable fundraising initiatives. The contribution is inspired by Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., an early owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery and fervent supporter of the 1897 Bottled-In-Bond Act. This first-of-its-kind legislation increased quality and consumer safety in the bourbon industry.

Showcasing the Distillery’s commitment to preserving the legacy of Colonel Taylor, the “100” holds special meaning as it pays homage to 100 proof, one of several requirements for a whiskey to qualify as Bottled-in-Bond. Each organization was selected for their demonstrated commitment to improving their communities, which was also a driving force behind the passage of the Bottled-In-Bond Act as it ensured safer, improved whiskey production practices. In addition to selecting 100 recipients, on September 28, 2023, Buffalo Trace invited charities of all kinds from across the United States to apply for consideration within 100 days.

Selected nonprofits support their communities in various ways, ranging from food and shelter assistance; education and environmental causes; veteran’s programs; animal support; research, assistance and prevention of cancer, and more. Featured products for the “100 Bourbon Sets for 100 Charities” initiative include lineups from some of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s most sought-after brands, including E.H. Taylor, Blanton’s, Eagle Rare, and Weller. The number of bottles in each set may vary.  Selected organizations will receive further instruction for their bourbon set via email.

The following organizations from 36 states across the country were selected to receive bottle sets:

Alabama

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Birmingham, AL

Arizona 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona – Pheonix, AZ

Arkansas

  • Children’s Safety Center of Washington County – Springdale, AR

California

  • Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch – Napa, CA
  • The Heart Foundation – Westlake Village, CA
  • CAPC, Inc. – Whittier, CA
  • Lasagna Love, Inc. – San Diego, CA

Colorado

  • South Metro Professional Firefighters Foundation – Parker, CO

Connecticut

  • Experience Camps – Westport, CT

Delaware

  • Autism Delaware – Newark, DE

Florida

  • Best Buddies – Fort Myers, FL
  • SEG Gives Foundation (Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation Inc.) – Jacksonville, FL
  • The Alliance for Florida’s National Parks – Coral Gables, FL
  • The Power of Help – Tampa, FL
  • A. E. Bean Backus Gallery & Museum, Inc. – Fort Pierce, FL
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida – Orlando, FL
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Clearwater, FL

Georgia

  • Dravet Syndrome Foundation – Stockbridge, GA
  • Project Friendship – Atlanta, GA
  • The Make Cents Foundation – Atlanta, GA
  • Shepherd Center Foundation – Atlanta, GA
  • 21st Century Leaders, Inc. – Decatur, GA
  • Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. – Norcross, GA

Illinois

  • In the Realm of Senses – Evanston, IL
  • Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • Vet Service Dogs NFP – Lyons, IL
  • American Alpine Club – Chicago, IL
  • Roseland Christian Ministries – Chicago, IL
  • Holiday Heroes Foundation – Des Plaines, IL
  • Friends of Thorp – Chicago, IL

Indiana

  • Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN
  • Chemo Buddies – Evansville, IN

Iowa

  • Variety – The Children’s Charity of Iowa- Des Moines, IA

Kentucky

  • Louisville Metro Police Foundation – Louisville, KY
  • Warm Blessings Community Kitchen – Elizabethtown, KY
  • Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation – Frankfort, KY
  • Kentucky Harvest, Inc. – Louisville, KY
  • Kentucky to the World, Inc. – Louisville, KY
  • Bluegrass Greensource – Lexington, KY
  • Allegro Dance Project – Lexington, KY
  • JB Speed Art Museum – Louisville, KY
  • 21st Century Parks, DBA The Parklands of Floyds Fork – Louisville, KY
  • National Kidney Foundation Serving Kentucky – Louisville, KY
  • Family Scholar House – Louisville, KY

Louisiana

  • Kid Smart – New Orleans, LA
  • New Orleans JCC – New Orleans, LA
  • Upturn Arts – New Orleans, LA

Maryland

  • Cool Kids Campaign – Towson, MD
  • National Pancreas Foundation – Bethesda, MD

Massachusetts

  • Habitat for Humanity NCM – Acton, MA

Michigan 

  • Michigan United Conservation Club – Lansing, MI

Minnesota

  • Humor to Fight the Tumor Foundation – Minnetonka, MN
  • Feeding Our Communities Partners (FOCP) – North Mankato, MN

Missouri

  • Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital- Maryland Heights, MO
  • Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association- Jefferson City, MO

Mississippi

  • Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center- Southaven, MS

Nebraska

  • Heartland Cancer Foundation – Lincoln, NE

New Hampshire 

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry – Derry, NH
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, Inc. – Salem, NH

New Jersey 

  • Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges – Livingston, NJ
  • South Jersey Celtic Society Inc. – Hainesport, NJ

New York 

  • K.I.A. Memorial Roadmarch – Tonawanda, NY
  • The HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation, Inc. – Rochester, NY
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo – Getzville, NY

North Carolina 

  • Nourish NC – Wilmington, NC
  • Marbles Kids Museum – Raleigh, NC

Ohio

  • The Green Beret Foundation – Loveland, OH
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio – Columbus, OH
  • Cancer Support Community Central OH – Columbus, OH
  • The Cure Starts Now – Cincinnati, OH
  • 804 Foundation – Avon Lake, OH
  • Foundation of Compassionate American Samaritans (FOCAS) – Cincinnati, OH
  • First Responder Face-Off Foundation – Columbus, OH

Oklahoma  

  • Bixby Community Outreach Center – Bixby, OK

Pennsylvania

  • Hospice & Community Care – Lancaster, PA
  • Bringing Hope Home – Malvern, PA
  • Berks Arts- Reading, PA

South Carolina 

  • Echoes of Emma, Inc. – Greenville, SC
  • Meals on Wheels of Greenville, Inc. – Greenville, SC

South Dakota  

  • Suncatcher Therapeutic Riding Academy – Rapid City, SD

Tennessee 

  • Appalachian Bear Rescue – Townsend, TN
  • Project K9 Hero – Whitwell, TN
  • Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Kodak, TN
  • Folds of Honor Tennessee Chapter – Nashville, TN
  • Knoxville Jewish Alliance – Knoxville, TN

Texas

  • Brotallion Blue Skies Foundation – Dallas, TX
  • Attack Poverty – Stafford, TX
  • West Texas Food Bank – Odessa, TX
  • DLG4 Research Fund – Allen, TX
  • Brothers Serving Others – Frisco, TX
  • The Boot Campaign – Dallas, TX
  • 3Watercolors – Fort Worth, TX

Utah

  • Warrior Rising – South Jordan, UT

Washington 

  • Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation of Snohomish County – Everett, WA

Wisconsin

  • Center for Veterans Issues, Inc. – Milwaukee, WI
  • Ozaukee Family Services – Cedarburg, WI
  • Zoological Society of Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
  • HALO, Inc. (Homeless Assistance Leadership Shelter) – Racine, WI

Washington, D.C. 

  • College Bound – Washington, D.C.
  • Food on the Stove – Washington, D.C.

Organizations that applied but were not selected are encouraged to submit to Buffalo Trace Distillery’s general charity signup to be considered for various charitable opportunities throughout the year. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/footer-pages/charity-sign.html. 

Initiative honors the legacy of Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr., an early owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery and champion for the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act

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