Buffalo Trace Distillery pledged to go big on charity in 2022, literally and literally. The famed distillery in Frankfort, KY announced it will be giving away 2,022 unique bottles to various charities over the course of this year.
Recently, wow, did they ever come through. You may recall, on March 14th – 18th, 5 insanely rare bottles of 6L O.F.C. 1982 went for online bidding via Blockchain, and sold for what was likely the world’s first ever American Whiskey NFT. It sure did bring home the bacon.
$280,000 total was raised and split amongst for 5 different charities noted below, the highest bottle fetching $60,000.
‘We are humbled by the result of our first NFT and being able to contribute to such well-
deserving charities,’ said Sara Saunders, vice president, bourbon, Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Each of the five NFTs represent an authentic six-liter sized bottle of O.F.C Vintage 1982, available to be redeemed by December 31st, 2022. When redeemed, the NFT holder will also unlock a personal invitation to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY for a private VIP tour experience that includes exclusive tastings of whiskeys from its rarest and most sought-after private collection, including some previous vintages from the O.F.C. collection.
Proceeds from the auction benefited the following charities:
● World Central Kitchen – a non-profit organization that is first to the frontlines, providing
meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, currently supporting
thousands refugees in and around Ukraine
● The James Beard Foundation – through their Open for Good campaign, the
Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild
better, and thrive for the long term
● Elton John Aids Foundation – a global HIV charity that funds frontline partners to
prevent new cases of HIV, fight stigma and provide care for those affected
● The Art of Elysium – an artist organization built on the idea that through service, art
becomes a catalyst for social change
● 261 Fearless – a global, non-profit women’s running organization dedicated to
encouraging and uniting women through running