The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels continues to raise and distribute disaster relief funds for those affected by the Western Kentucky tornadoes. To that end the Colonels have gone north of the Kentucky border to nearby Indiana to work with Trinity Metals and Hotel Tango Distillery in Indianapolis, Indiana. The trio have teamed up to offer three single barrels of Kentucky bourbon whiskey that the Colonels will sell to their contributing members.
The Kentucky Colonels will hold a raffle on February 1st, 2022 for the chance to purchase the bottles with all the profits from the event going to those left devastated from the tornados. The three barrels netted out 648 bottles that were distilled at Green River Distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky.
3 Barrels of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Up for Raffle
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The three barrels have a mash bill of 70% corn, 21% rye and 9% barley and have been aged two years and 355 days.
- Barrel No. 29 was bottled at 118.7 proof and comes with full of big flavors of cereal grains up front and sweet corn notes on the finish. This barrel netted out 216 bottles.
- Barrel No. 67 was bottled at 118.5 proof and has flavors of almond, cherry, and vanilla that are predominate in the taste and aroma. This barrel netted out 210 bottles.
- Barrel No. 72 was bottled at 118.8 proof and offers sweet honey flavors on the front end, floral notes throughout, and a caramel finish. This barrel netted out 222 bottles.
Proceeds from the sale of all 648 bottles will be directed to organizations assisting victims of the December tornadoes.
“Kentucky Colonels’ generosity is always amazing and when Trinity Metals, Wade Conner and his team, approached the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels about this partnership with Hotel Tango, we were amazed once again,” said Colonel Sherry Crose, Executive Director of the Honorable Order.
“We are honored to share these three hand-selected barrels with lucky Colonels country-wide. This is the first partnership of this kind in our history. Because the Colonels gave, we expect to raise more than $50,000 to lift up those in western Kentucky who lost so much.”
“Trinity Metals is honored to support the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by sponsoring this Fundraiser with Hotel Tango for the Kentucky Tornado Relief Effort,” said Trinity Metals CEO Colonel Wade Conner.
“The Commonwealth of Kentucky has always been an important part of the Trinity success story and it is only fitting that we support the tornado relief effort with our best efforts. The Board of Trustees of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels has the connections and networks in place to put our charitable dollars to work far more effectively than we ever could. It is an honor for us to be able to contribute to this good work.
“To Whom much is given, much will be required’ (Luke 12:48),” added Connor.
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a 501(c)(3) entity dedicated to supporting charitable activities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The “Kentucky Colonel” commission is an honorary title granted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Kentucky Colonels interested in participating in the raffle can visit the Kentucky Colonels Western Kentucky Tornado Disaster Relief Hotel Tango Bourbon Raffle site here to participate.
Veteran-owned Hotel Tango Distillery creates disciplined spirits that bring people together. The distillery’s line of spirits includes Bourbon, Reserve Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Lemoncello, Orangecello and Cherry Liqueur. Hotel Tango distributes to retailers in 22 states and to many U.S. Military bases inside and outside of the continental US.