O.F.C. Distillery - Vintage Bottle Give Away for Charity - Buffalo Trace Distillery

It’s kind of like throwing raw meat into shark invested waters. When Buffalo Trace Distillery has a release of Pappy Van Winkle, the bourbon world sits up straight or rather they line up in a straight line in hopes of getting that elusive bottle of 23 Year Old Pappy Van Winkle. Move over Pappy because Buffalo Trace just pulled out another of its vintage brand names, that of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. and the O.F.C. Distillery.

O.F.C. Bourbon - Old Fashioned CopperAt the end of 2016, Buffalo Trace Distillery gave away 200 bottles of O.F.C Bourbon to charities across the U.S. Not to be consumed by the charity but to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. It’s up to each charity to be creative with how to go about their fundraising efforts in kicking off the New Year with a nice contribution from O.F.C. Bourbon fans. It’s hoped that each bottle will sell for several thousand dollars.

“We expect these bottles to raise upwards of $10,000 each!  We are excited to see what kind of creative fundraisers these non-profits come up with and how much money they can raise for themselves,” said Kris Comstock, bourbon marketing director.

The first release is comprised of only 200 bottles. Each charity selected will randomly receive one of these three particular vintages.

  • 100 bottles from 1980
  • 50 bottles from 1982
  • 50 bottles from 1983

The O.F.C. Bourbon is vintage dated according to the specific year in which the bourbon was distilled at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each hand-cut lead free crystal bottle features the vintage year on the label. The bottles are packaged in a wooden display box containing a provenance card with the same information found on the back label.

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Bourbon legend, Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. christened the O.F.C. Distillery (Old Fire Copper or Old Fashioned Copper) in 1870. At the time, it was one of the most state-of-the-art distilleries featuring copper fermentation vats, column stills, and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system used in its aging warehouses. Buffalo Trace recently unearthed part of the distillery that have been buried since the 50s.

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These first vintages of O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey from 1980, 1982 and 1983 are offered exclusively to non-profit organizations at no charge to raise money for their causes. Although these rare whiskeys will not be available in stores or bars and restaurants, later vintages will be released to the overall market starting in the Spring of 2017. Future releases are expected to include whiskeys from the 1990s, including a 1993 vintage and several consecutive vintage years thereafter. Subsequent O.F.C. releases will follow year after year as vintages are produced and reach maturity.

This is the second time Buffalo Trace Distillery has partnered with non-profit organizations to raise money. In 2011, the Distillery gave away 174 bottles of its Millennium Barrel, the last bourbon barrel filled on the last day of the last century. In total more than $150,000 was raised for various charities across the United States, with the top organization raising more than $7,000 for their cause.

Get Out Your Checkbook

Below the image is a complete list of the charities to receive one of these rare bottles. Please contact them directly to discuss auction plans and donations. Good luck!

O.F.C. Vintage Bottling

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State, Charity, Email Contact
Alabama,National MS SOC, jennifer.ely@nmss.org
Alabama,The Zoo Foundation Inc., pattihallzoo@yahoo.com
Arizona, Notre Dame Prep, hweurding@ndpsaints.org
Arizona, Phoenix theatre, jason.kush@jpkushaz.com

California, Armenian American Medical SOC, ucladoc@gmail.com
California, Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Kim@Bclandtrust.org
California, David Street Community Center, kaguirre@davisstreet.org
California, Inspire Artistic Minds, bobby@inspireartisticminds.org
California, JDRF Los Angeles Chapter, dweinraub@jdrf.org
California, Junior League of San Diego, kellyjohnsonjlsd@gmail.com
California, Living Jazz Organization, brack@uncrate.com
California, Mulberry School, mgrigorieff@mulberry.org
California, Sante Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, trgreenberg@verizon.net
California, The Children’s Music Fund, jason@thecmf.org
California, Water Buffalo Club, shelly@waterbuffaloclub.org
California, Westcoast Sports Associates, dan@westcoastsports.org
California, Youth Enhancement Programs through Sports and Fitness, danny@yepsf.org
Colorado, Curious Theatre Company, maggie@curioustheatre.org
Colorado, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, pmaiurro@elpomar.org
Colorado, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, kate@rockymountainyouthcorps.com
Colorado, The Colorado Springs School, jjames@css.org

“Connecticut, Acts 4 Ministry, Inc”, executivedirector@acts4.ORG
Connecticut, Carmel Academy, seth.young@carmelacademy.com
Connecticut, Wholesome Wave, chris@wholesomewave.org
Delaware, Delaware AeroSpace Eduation Foundation, swright@udel.edu

Florida, Annette J. Sawicki Foundation, geoff@familyfirstfirm.com
Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters, anac@bbbsbroward.org
Florida, “Civilian Military Community Foundation, Inc.”, DonBeck321@aol.com
Florida, “Community Improvement Association of Seminole County, Inc.”, woodruff_a@yahoo.com
Florida, Five Points of Life Foundation, bbwhitaker@lifesouth.org
Florida, Florida Integrative Rehab Inc., Gqflyaznguy@Gmail.com
Florida, Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, amy@forgetmenotgroup.org
Florida, Leah McCammon Foundation Inc., tony@22e.biz
Florida, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, david.wiggins@lls.org
Florida, Sky Ranch Foundation, doribryant@aol.com
Florida, South Florida SPCA, npiacentino@bellsouth.net
Florida, Tallahassee Little Theatre, brian@theatretallahassee.org

Georgia, Delta Chi Educational Foundation, ra@recruit.md
Georgia, Georgia Tech Alumni Association, bturner@martensonlaw.com
Georgia, Partners for Care, dgruber@partnersforcare.org
Georgia, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, courtney@rallyfoundation.org
Georgia, Shepherd Center, natalie_beard@shepherd.org
Georgia, The Giving Kitchen, naomi@thegivingkitchen.org
Iowa, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, sharon.keeling@lls.org
Illinois, Arts Quincy, director@artsquincy.org
Illinois, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic of Chicago, mkgoodin@lockelord.com
Illinois, Easter Seals, bubrave04@gmail.com
Illinois, Little City Foundation, lheisler@littlecity.org
Illinois, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, joswro@mercyhome.org
Illinois, NCSY, rabbidonny@ncsy.org
Illinois, Saint Francis Xavier Parish School, chris.hesburgh@gmail.com
Illinois, Sts. Peter and Paul School, bmetzger6@gmail.com
Indiana, Erin’s House for Grieving Children, audrey@erinshouse.org
Indiana, FSA Counseling Center, dave@retirelonger.com
Indiana, Humane Society of Indianapolis, jvanandel@indyhumane.org
Indiana, Indiana Historical Society, khon@indianahistory.org
Indiana, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, fgumino@gmail.com
Indiana, “Neighborhoods Incorporated of Hammond, IN”, 1515alej@gmail.com
Indiana, The Tony Stewart Foundation, joni@tonystewart.com
Kansas, “Police Unity Tour, Chapter 4”, yoder233@gmail.com
Kentucky, American Red Cross, scott.frasure@redcross.org
Kentucky, Battle of Richmond Association, gridings@bellsouth.net
Kentucky, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, kanderson@bgckyana.org
Kentucky, Cathy Wolterman Coop Patient Support Fund, brentcoop@twc.com
Kentucky, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, rhans@cff.org
Kentucky, ElderServe, ltcobb@elderserveinc.org
Kentucky, Family and Children’s Place, mjorrisch@famchildplace.org
Kentucky, Franklin County Humane SOC, marcusfurn@iglou.com
Kentucky, Healing Tree, michaelmaier@neikirk.net
Kentucky, Healthcare Opportunities For Planet Earth, apex54321@gmail.com
Kentucky, Kentucky Agents Foundation, tpurvis@iiak.org
Kentucky, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, mark.slover@uky.edu
Kentucky, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, s.snyder@kodaorgan.org
Kentucky, Kentucky Waterways Alliance, jeffrey@kwalliance.org
Kentucky, Lexington Children’s Theatre, tdupont@lctonstage.org
Kentucky, Lexington Humane SOC, smalcomb@lexingtonhumanesociety.org
Kentucky, Liberty Hall Historic Site, director@libertyhall.org
Kentucky, Lyndon Elks Lodge #2052, per.lyndon@yahoo.com
Kentucky, Missing Bella Inc., missingbellarescue@yahoo.com
Kentucky, “Mission Lexington Free Medical, Pharmacy, and Dental Clinics”, Chris@MissionLexington.org
Kentucky, Northern Kentucky Charities Guild, sarah.billiter@gmail.com
Kentucky, “NUBPL Foundation, Inc.”, dfaughn@kentuckylaw.com
Kentucky, Paws 4 the Cause, info@paws4thecause.com
Kentucky, Second Chances Wildlife Center, brigette@secondchanceswildlife.org
Kentucky, Shriners Hospitals for Children, dwallenius@shrinenet.org
Kentucky, St. Leo School, hdibiasie@saintleoky.org
Kentucky, Stray Animal Adoption Program, brad.lehman@adoptastray.com
Kentucky, Sweet Blessings, ashley@sweetblessingscakes.org
Kentucky, “The Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc.”, kristi@lexingtonfoundation.org
Kentucky, Waterfront Development Corp, margaret.walker@louisvilleky.gov
Kentucky, Woods and Waters Land Trust, deb@woodsandwaterstrust.org
Louisiana, Archbishop Rummel High School, jtheriot@mmdcpa.net
Louisiana, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, lkillen@cancerservices.org
Louisiana, Grow Dat Youth Farm, jamie@growdatyouthfarm.org
Louisiana, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, darby.berthelot@lls.org
Louisiana, New Orleans Culinary And Cultural Preservation SOC, ann@talesofthecocktail.com
Louisiana, Strategic Action Council / Minority Supplier Institute, tjamison@strategicactioncouncil.org
Louisiana, The Philadelphia Center, gjohnson@philadelphiacenter.org
Massachusetts, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, scdubus@jeannegeigercrisiscenter.org
Maryland, Ava’s T21 Foundation, matt@avast21foundation.com
Maryland, Baltimore Hunger Project, lynne@baltimorehungerproject.org
Maryland, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, kbaier@ccfa.org
Maryland, Fisher House Foundation, maryjo.j.span.civ@mail.mil
Maryland, Pathfinders for Autism, nlichter@pfamd.org
Maryland, Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, benwhitcomb@yahoo.com
Michigan, Flyin’ Heroes: Veterans Fly Fishing Outreach Program, email@flyinheroes.org
Minnesota, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, tdietz@ccstcloud.org
Minnesota, University of Minnesota Foundation, engbloom@umn.edu
Missouri, Best Buddies Missouri, sarasmall0914@gmail.com
Missouri, Clayton Century Foundation, sumlauf@claytonmo.gov
Missouri, High Performance St. Louis Volleyball Club, pr@hpstl.org
Missouri, Kansas City Community Gardens, courtney@kccg.org
Missouri, Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation, info@mightyoakes.org
Missouri, MindDrive, zig@minddrive.org
Missouri, Mission: St. Louis, jon.givens@missionstl.org
Mississippi, Saint Fabian Catholic Church, auntnancy@bellsouth.net
Montana, Montana Watershed Coordination Council, erin@mtwatersheds.org
North Carolina, Animal Protection Society of Durham, svw@stephiewilson.com
North Carolina, ArtPop, Wendy@ArtPopStreetGallery.com
North Carolina, Family Health Ministries, Kathy.walmer@familyhm.org
North Carolina, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, ckastner@fayettevillesymphony.org
North Carolina, Frankie Lemmon Foundation, kplace@frankielemmonschool.org
North Carolina, Hands for Hearts, Skotty.Wannamaker@dhgwa.com
North Carolina, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, ericwallace@carolina.rr.com
North Carolina, MIRA Foundation USA, info@mirausa.org
North Carolina, Montessori Community School, lindabwilson@nc.rr.com
North Carolina, Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, andrew@patsplacecac.org
Nebraska, Community Bicycle Shop Omaha, adam@communitybikeproject.org
Nebraska, Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha, nparker@rmhcomaha.org
New Hampshire, Animal Rescue League NH, mzulauf@rescueleague.org
New Jersey, New York Deaf Theatre, edward.r.shimmin@live.com
Nevada, Keep Memory Alive, hayese1@ccf.org
New York, Avenues For Justice, lharrison@avenuesforjustice.org
New York, Born and Raised Detroit Foundation, jamison@bornandraiseddetroit.org
New York, “CancerConnects, Inc.”, directorcancerconnects@gmail.com
New York, Compass House, candice.g.fletcher@gmail.com
New York, Histiocytosis Association, crubin@troutgroup.com
New York, Maybrook Engine Company No. 1, mdkmfam@hvc.rr.com
New York, Mercy Crew Inc, hassett.timothy@gene.com
New York, Onondaga Community Living Inc., lawtonw@oclinc.org
New York, Pace St. Joseph School Foundation, m.pitti@thepittigroup.com
New York, Parent-Child Home Program, mioannou@parent-child.org
New York, Sailing Heals, jollwerther@gmail.com
New York, SBP, Mwatts@sbpusa.org
New York, “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western & Central New York Chapter”, luann.burgio@lls.org
New York, “unLIMBited, Inc”, mindy@unLIMBitedkids.com
New York, “Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, Inc.”, myee@wmyhealth.org
Ohio, 4C for Children, jcloyd@4cforchildren.org
Ohio, Cincinnati Union Bethel, asmith@cubcincy.org
Ohio, Community Plates, susan@communityplates.org
Ohio, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute, Valerie@edwinsrestaurant.org
Ohio, Greene County Society, danmontcofair@aol.com
Ohio, MacStrong Springboro High School, jjluksic@gmail.com
Ohio, March of Dimes, jhoffmann@marchofdimes.org
Ohio, Ohio Veterans Outdoors, brian_luce@ohvetsoutdoors.org
Ohio, Starfire, tim@starfirecouncil.org
Ohio, Strongsville Chamber of Commerce, assistant@strongsvillechamber.com
Ohio, The Brandery, heather@brandery.org
Oklahoma, “Hopestone Cancer Support Center of Bartlesville, Inc.”, debdeb913@aol.com
Oklahoma, The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, nmoore@parentchildcenter.org
Oregon, “Harper’s Playground”, cody@harpersplayground.org
Oregon, HEAT Oregon dba Oregon Energy Fund, brian@oregonenergyfund.org
Oregon, Lady of the Lake, lizbethguerrero@hotmail.com
Oregon, Meals on Wheels People, tony.staser@mealsonwheelspeople.org
Oregon, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, Skye@mhkc.org
Oregon, New Avenues for Youth, jelkan@newavenues.org
Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley Fields Foundation, lfields@delvalfieldsfoundation.org
Pennsylvania, LiveLikeLou.org, brent.ulreich@hefren.com
Pennsylvania, Phoenixville White Horse Rugby, maxwell.friel@gmail.com
South Carolina, “Friends of Burke Mountain, Inc.”, WilliamBell@BellModernMarketing.com
South Carolina, Hammond School, skeenan@hammondschool.org
South Carolina, The Hollings Cancer Center, sep1225@hargray.com
South Carolina, The William C. Morin Sr. Foundation, will@themorinfoundation.org
Tennessee, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport, admin@kbgc.org
Tennessee, Chattanooga Down Syndrome SOC, jcmilburn@gmail.com
Tennessee, Lobelville Friends of the Library, lobelvillelibrary@tds.net
Tennessee, Make a Wish of Middle Tennessee, JEGrenvicz@Gmail.com
Tennessee, Narrow Ridge Center, community@narrowridge.org
Tennessee, Nashville Symphony, nick.deidiker@ubs.com
Tennessee, “The Heimerdinger Foundation, Inc.”, mkdinger01@aol.com
Tennessee, The Star Center, david.knack@star-center.org
Texas, Bright Light Volunteers International, catherine@brightlightvolunteers.org
Texas, “Central Texas Food Bank, Inc.”, nclarkston@centraltexasfoodbank.org
Texas, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, david_cravens@kindermorgan.com
Texas, Heroes for Children, mfunk@heroesforchildren.org
Texas, Longview World of Wonders, cole@tomberlain.com
Texas, OKRA Charity Saloon, okramaryellen@gmail.com
Virginia, An Achievable Dream, kstrycharz@achievabledream.org
Virginia, Capital Hospice, smallison@capitalcaring.org
Virginia, Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction, claffee@hotmail.com
Virginia, Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing, kyleddear@gmail.com
Virginia, The March of Dimes, AKriss@marchofdimes.org
Virginia, Warrior 360, Sapper@warrior360.org
Virginia, Wildlife Center of Virginia, eclark@wildlifecenter.org
Washington, JDRF Seattle Guild, earnberg@jdrf.org
Washington, Retree.com, martin@slashr.com
Washington, Swedish Medical Center Foundation, zachary.litvack@swedish.org
Washington, Washington Alliance for Better Schools, cindy@wabsalliance.org
West Virginia, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State, pprice@bbbstristate.org

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