Buffalo Trace Kicks Off 2022 By Donating 2,022 Bottles, Including Its First NFT

, | January 14, 2022

Buffalo Trace Distillery is committed to fund raising for charitable organizations across the world, and is donating 2,022 bottles of its rarest whiskeys in the year 2022 to garner record-breaking donations for nonprofits.

A statement from the distillery said the company is looking to grow the potential range of recipients in order to impact more nonprofits. Those 501(c)(3) organizations and registered charities are encouraged by Buffalo Trace to register for a chance to be awarded a bottle which the nonprofit can then use for fundraising.

Buffalo Trace takes care of sending the bottle to the selected organization, the only thing asked in return is for the recipient to report back on how much money it raised.

Buffalo Trace 2022 Charity Bottles

Some of the Buffalo Trace 2022 Charity Bottles (image via Buffalo Trace)

Included in the offering of 2,022 bottles will be the world’s first six-liter-bottle bourbon non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which contain bourbon distilled in 1982 in Buffalo Trace Distillery’s O.F.C. line.

Other bottles in the 2,022 lineup being donated for selected nonprofits to use for fundraising include:

  • 300 375ml bottles of The Single Oak Project Bourbon, a very limited release from this bourbon experiment.
  • Weller vertical consisting of Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique 107, Weller 12 year old, Weller Full Proof, Weller Single Barrel and Weller Craft Your Perfect Bourbon (CYPB).
  • Blanton’s vertical with Blanton’s Original Single Barrel, Blanton’s Gold and Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Bourbons.
  • E.H. Taylor, Jr. special release collection consisting of  E.H. Taylor, Jr. 18 Year Marriage; E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth; E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain; and E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Bourbons.
  • Five bottles (each six liters in size) of the aforementioned O.F.C. Bourbon, distilled in 1982, available via NFT in mid-February, more details coming.
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“We really want to make an impact in 2022,” said Sara Saunders, vice president of bourbon for Buffalo Trace Distillery, in a prepared statement. “We’ve got a wonderful database so far of nonprofit organizations, but we encourage others from across the U.S. and the world to register their charitable organization, as we know the need is great.  We’ve handpicked some of the best whiskies from across our portfolio, in hopes they garner top dollar for the recipients.”

Interested nonprofits can register their organization here. Buffalo Trace is looking for a diverse group of charities to donate to, comprising various audiences, locations, and impact in the community.

All entries must be received by March 31, 2022, for consideration; winning charities will be notified of their status by April 29, 2022. Bottles to selected recipients will begin shipping in May of 2022 and recipients need to hold their event and report back their monies raised by Nov 30, 2022.

In 2019, Buffalo Trace Distillery gave away nearly 400 bottles from its 6 Millionth Barrel, a milestone barrel commemorating the 6 millionth barrel produced since Prohibition. Those bottles raised more than a million dollars for various charitable organizations. Similar offerings ran in 2016, with over a million dollars raised, and also in 2011.

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