What better way to raise $250,000 than raffling a huge Buffalo Trace Bourbon Collection? The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) is raising money for Best Buddies, New Hampshire. Best Buddies provides one-to-one friendship and leadership development programs for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Named the “Buddy Up!” raffle, the prize package includes Pappy Van Winkle, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Weller and a 1995 O.F.C Old Fashion Copper Bourbon — representing a combined secondary market value of more than $35,000, according to the NHLC.

“We are proud to continue supporting Best Buddies New Hampshire, which provides friendship, support and a social network to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “The ‘Buddy Up!’ Raffle gives our 12 million annual customers and whiskey lovers from all over the country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win several rare bottles of bourbon while also supporting a great cause.” 

NHLC will select one winner to receive a prize package consisting of one bottle of each of the following products:  

  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15yr Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12yr Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr Handmade Bourbon
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • W.L. Weller Full Proof Bourbon
  • 1995 O.F.C Old Fashion Copper Bourbon Whiskey

The winner will also receive an all-expense-paid trip to New Hampshire to experience the NH Liquor & Wine Outlet’s Distiller’s Week, which includes:

  • Two VIP tickets to the Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits on November 2, 2023
  • Two tickets to an NHLC-sponsored tasting event the week of October 30, 2023
  • Two tickets to a Buffalo Trace Tasting Dinner the week of October 30, 2023
  • Coach airfare or mileage reimbursement
  • Hotel accommodations (October 30 – Nov 3)
  • $300 gift card for dining and travel

“We are grateful for this support from NHLC and its customers through the ‘Buddy Up!’ Raffle, which has a tremendous impact on Best Buddies programs in New Hampshire,” says Sarra Dennehy, State Director, Best Buddies New Hampshire. “Proceeds from this raffle will enable us to expand and strengthen our programs, allowing us to continue transforming the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through our state.”  

Only 2,500 raffle tickets are available now through September 29, 2023. Tickets are available for $100 each at liquorandwineoutlets.com/buddyup

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