NHLC Announces Rare Whiskey Raffle

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) is raffling off a prize package of hard-to-find whiskeys, including Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr and 23yr Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys, Old Rip Van Winkle 10yr Handmade Bourbon, E.H. Taylor 18yr Marriage Bourbon and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – representing a combined secondary market value of over $40,000 to benefit Best Buddies New Hampshire. With its “Buddy Up!” raffle, NHLC aims to raise $250,000 for Best Buddies New Hampshire, a nonprofit that provides those with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the opportunity to take part in social activities through one-to-one friendships.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Best Buddies New Hampshire to support the incredible work they do, providing friendship, resources and a social network to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “Our nonprofit raffle program features a world-class prize package that can only be described as a whiskey lover’s dream. Our raffle program raises critical funding for New Hampshire’s nonprofit community, while at the same time showcasing our wide variety of rare products.”

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

Pappy Van Winkle Family of Bourbons

  • 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

E.H Taylor Bourbons

  • E.H. Taylor 18yr Marriage Bourbon
  • E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon Whiskey
  • E.H. Taylor Junior Small Batch Bourbon
  • E.H. Taylor Junior Single Barrel Whiskey
  • E.H. Taylor Junior Barrel Proof Whiskey
  • E.H. Taylor Warehouse C Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

  • Eagle Rare 17yr Straight Bourbon
  • George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Sazerac 18yr Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey
  • William Larue Weller Kentucky Bourbon

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

  • Two tickets to a Buffalo Trace Tasting Dinner at the Crown Tavern
  • Two VIP tickets to the Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits
  • Coach airfare or mileage reimbursement 
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights
  • $200 Gift Card for dining

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



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