Buffalo Trace Raises $1M + For Charities With 6th Millionth Barrel

Buffalo Trace Distillery announced its special charity barrel raised more than $1-million.

In May 2019, Buffalo Trace Distillery chose 378 charities to receive special edition bottles from the six millionth barrel of Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The whiskey filled 375ml bottles was exclusively distributed to non-profit organizations in the United States to raise funds for charities, the company said.

To date, 332 non-profit organizations have raised $1,145,162 for charities of their choosing, while 56 others have had to reschedule or postpone fundraising efforts due to Covid-19. This number exceeds the original goal of raising $500,000 and is expected to grow as non-profits come up with creative ways to safely raise funds in the next few months. Causes that have benefitted include education services, ecological foundations, leukemia and lymphoma, arts foundations, veterans, animal rights and many more., the company said.

Top Fundraisers With Barrel Proceeds

  1. $69,125, Bourbon Charity
  2. $39,000, Wood River Community YMCA
  3. $24,000, The Lovely Project in Orland.

The full list of charities can be found online a 6millionthbarrel.com.

In their press release, Buffalo Trace noted this is the third time they’ve offered commemorative bottles for non-profits to use for fundraising purposes. In 2011, its Millennium Barrel of bourbon, put up to age on Dec. 31, 1999, raised more than $150,000 for various charities across the United States.  In 2016, its inaugural O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey from 1980, 1982 and 1983 were released in the same manner, and non-profits reported back they had raised more than a million dollars for charitable causes.

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