Buffalo Trace Auctions Hand-Painted Bourbon Bottles
Buffalo Trace Distillery announced the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Heritage Month Collection on Wednesday. The whiskey and art series released to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month – September – will include 50 1.75-liter bottles of Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Bourbon hand-painted with designs “inspired by iconic elements from each state “, each with corresponding artwork and a VIP distillery. round.
The bottles were made available Wednesday via an online auction with all proceeds from the sale benefiting Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the United States. Those wishing to bid may do so here. Bidding will end at 7 p.m. ET on September 22.
Bidding for each bottle started at $75. The winners will be informed by e-mail and will be able to download their work. Bottles and physical art prints will be available for pickup at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY from early to late 2023. Auction winners will also receive a VIP tour and tasting at the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
“Bourbon is a uniquely American spirit, and we’re proud of that heritage,” said Sara Saunders, Buffalo Trace Distillery’s vice president of global marketing, in a press release. “As America’s oldest continuously operating distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery has deep roots as a pioneer in the American whiskey category, and we’re thrilled to mark Bourbon Heritage Month by celebrating not only our home state – the birthplace of bourbon – but also the states where our bourbon-loving fans from coast to coast also call home.
The illustrations in the collection were created by Louisville-based artist and illustrator Bri Bowers.
“This was a particularly exciting project for me for several reasons: first, I’m a huge bourbon fan and second, because I really have a special connection to my home state of Kentucky, which also happens to be Buffalo Trace’s original place,” Bower said. “Central to much of my art is the idea of celebrating connection with places that are important to you, and I love that with this collection we are doing just that while also giving back. “
Keep America Beautiful is committed to “keeping our country a clean, green, and beautiful place to live,” according to Buffalo Trace.
“As a National Historic Landmark, the Buffalo Trace Distillery understands that our nation’s diverse beauty requires care and attention to ensure that future generations continue to enjoy it,” Saunders said. “Keep America Beautiful is a leader in this field, and we are thrilled to support their important work with this one-of-a-kind offering. Giving back to communities is a core value at Buffalo Trace Distillery and it is an honor to work alongside such inspiring change makers.
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