Buffalo Trace Seeks Non-Profits to Register for Bottle Charity Program


March 24, 2022

Buffalo Trace Distillery announced in January it would be donating 2,022 bottles of its finest whiskies in 2022 in hopes of raising record-breaking donations for nonprofits around the world.  The deadline for nonprofits to register is only one week away.

Here are the details, per an announcement from the distillery:

Who: 501(c) (3) organizations and registered charities located around the world

What: Nonprofits are encouraged to register for a chance to be awarded a bottle which the nonprofit can then use for fund raising.  Buffalo Trace will take care of sending the bottle to the selected organization, the only thing asked in return is for the recipient to report back on how much money it raised. 

When: All entries must be received by March 31, 2022 for consideration; winning charities will be notified of their status by April 29, 2022. Bottles to selected recipients will begin shipping in May 2022 and recipients need to hold their event and report back their monies raised by Nov 30, 2022.

Where: Interested nonprofits can register their organization here. Buffalo Trace is looking for a diverse group of charities to donate to, comprised of various audiences, locations, and impact in the community. 

Why: Buffalo Trace Distillery has a history of conducting similar fundraisers, but nothing of this magnitude.  In 2019 it gave away nearly 400 bottles from its 6 Millionth Barrel, a milestone barrel commemorating the 6 millionth barrel produced since Prohibition. Those bottles raised over $1 million for various charitable organizations. Similar offerings ran in 2016, with over $1 million raised, and also in 2011. Buffalo Trace said it hopes to raise more than $2 million dollars globally with the initiative.