Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey and Singer-Songwriter Ryan Necci Collaborate — on a Song


February 22, 2022

Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey and Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Necci announced a new collaboration – but it isn’t a whiskey. It’s a new song inspired by Buzzard’s Roost whiskey. The song, “Buzzard’s Roost,” releases today on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and others. Listen to it here.

After being introduced to Buzzard’s Roost Rye by a friend, Necci was taken with the quirky name and the image of the buzzard roosting on a branch on the label. Next thing you know, he’d written the song. The song drops on Feb. 22

“Everything about that bottle caught my attention, from the name of it to the image on the bottle to the liquid inside,” Necci said in a news release. “I couldn’t stop thinking about it and it set my songwriting engine in motion. I’m happy to collaborate with the top-shelf team at Buzzard’s Roost.”

Along with the single, comes live performances and appearances at retail stores, bars and festivals where Buzzard’s Roost whiskeys are available. Necci and Buzzard’s Roost Master Blender Jason Brauner also created a cocktail called the “Buffalo Gospel,” featuring Buzzard’s Roost Barrel Strength Bourbon, chocolate bitters and Meletti Amaro. See the full recipe here.

Necci’s first live performance of the new song will be at Frankfort Avenue Liquors in Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 26 at from 7-9 p.m.  Frankfort Avenue Liquors has an in-store bar and often hosts live music. Buzzard’s Roost whiskey will be on the menu, including the Buffalo Gospel cocktail.

Ryan and his band, The Buffalo Gospel, debuted the “Buzzard’s Roost” song in November at a launch event for Buzzard’s Roost Bourbon at Bardstown Bourbon Company.

“He had the whole room under his spell with that song,” Brauner said. “Ryan’s style is a captivating mix of country and Americana, and anyone who loves whiskey and good music will love this song – and it sounds even better with a glass of Buzzard’s Roost whiskey in-hand!”

“We all share a love of great music and great whiskey,” said Buzzard’s Roost co-founder and CEO Judy Hollis Jones. “We were so excited when we found out Ryan had written a song inspired by our whiskey. We can’t wait to share more of Ryan’s music and more of our whiskey with our mutual fans.”