Kentucky Bourbon Benefit: Auction Items to Watch, NOW LIVE


December 15, 2021

The Kentucky Bourbon Benefit has received more than $1-million in donated items that will be auctioned off starting Dec. 16. It lasts through the 21st, when we will pull some of the top items for a live auction. The items are coming in fast and my team, Bourbon Crusaders and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association are just humbled and honored to see distillers, private collectors and fans come together like this to help Western Kentucky rebuild. The Auction is now live! Click here to start bidding.

Make sure you’re tracking updates at All proceeds go to help rebuild.

Here are some items to keep track of.

Single Bottle Donations

This rare Old Rip Van Winkle 23 Year decanter only had 1,200 bottles made in 2009. It’s one of many great bottles donated for the Kentucky Bourbon Benefit raising funds for the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.
  • Bourbon Crusaders Willett 16y Bourbon (375ml)
  • Virgin Bourbon (Heaven Hill) 1995 10 YO 101 Proof
  • 1997 Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon (Signed by Parker Beam)
  • Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year Old Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon
  • George T. Stagg 2020 Bourbon (130.4 proof)
  • Four Roses Gold Neck OBSF Bourbon Crusaders 11y2m Julio’s (59.3%, GW, 81-4K)
  • Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2012, 12y OESK
  • Van Winkle 23 Year decanter, circa 2009, (Donated by Preston Van Winkle)
  • 1937 Glencoe Bottled in Bond 
  •  KDA BAR Bottle set
  • Willett Family Estate 16 Year Bourbon Bourbon Bonanza Benefit 2018
  • 1971 Brown-Forman President’s Choice (donated by master distiller Chris Morris)
  • Smoke Wagon 14-year-old Fred’s Blend
  • Michter’s 20 Year package with All Star Pitcher Walker Buehler signed jersey
I have tasted this exact year of the President’s Choice and it ranks in the Top 10 of the best bourbons I’ve ever tasted. It’s up for auction starting December 16.

Private Barrel Selection Donations

  • Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Single Barrel
  • Willett 8 Year Single Barrel Pick
  • Bulleit Single Barrel Selection
  • Four Roses
  • Boone County
  • Barrell Bourbon
  • 20+ more to be announced.

Celebrity & Experiences

Signed Alan Jackson Cowboy Hat

Signed Drum Head from Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac

Tasting and Green River Distillery Tour with NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson

Bardstown Bourbon Company Vintage Library Experience with Peggy Noe Stevens and Fred Minnick

VIP Golf Experience at Sweetens Cove + Signed Sweetens Cove Bourbon from Marianne Eaves