Back in November of 2016, we found out that The Brandery was chosen as one of 200 nonprofits to receive a bottle of O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon Whiskey being given away by Buffalo Trace. The bottles were donated to nonprofits with the expectation that they would be raffled, auctioned, or otherwise by each organization for fundraising purposes.
Another Cincinnati-area nonprofit, Starfire Council, also received a bottle – so we teamed up to collaborate on an exclusive tasting event in an effort to give donors, sponsors and friends of our organizations a once in a lifetime experience. One of our O.F.C. bottles was featured in the tasting, and the other was the grand prize in a raffle at the event.
We were lucky enough to work with Hotel Covington, who generously donated space for us to host our event and helped us put together an incredible meal to go along with it. Another local company, Cork’n’Bottle, became an amazing partner for this event! They donated several bottles of bourbon towards our tasting and raffle, helped us sell tickets and led us through the tasting.
On February 7th, our group gathered at Hotel Covington for this special event and had an amazing time. Along with dinner and the bourbon tasting, we also sold raffle tickets for several bottles of great bourbon – the grand prize O.F.C. Bourbon went to Sean McCosh, Partner at Differential and Brandery Mentor! We are thrilled that we were able to raise support for The Brandery and Starfire while sharing this rare opportunity with some of our biggest champions! We’re proud to announce that we were able to raise over $5,000 each for both The Brandery and Starfire thanks to our O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon Whiskey bottles!
Thanks again to our friends at Buffalo Trace, Hotel Covington, and Cork’n’Bottle!