Bids open in Buffalo Trace charity auctionBy Kristiane Sherry
Following a 200-bottle charitable donation from Buffalo Trace, one vintage-dated OFC 1983 bottle is expected to raise US$10,000 at auction for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Omaha, US.
One of just 50 bottles release, the expression was aged in oak barrels and presented in a hand-cut crystal bottle engraved with the vintage year.
The OFC Distillery is recognised as a National Historic Landmark, and is today the site of the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The Bourbon goes under the hammer via Proxibid today, with the online auction running until 23 February.
All proceeds from the sale of the bottle will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha, which support vulnerable children and families with access to health and social care and financial aid.
“We could not be more thrilled to receive this impressive bottle from Buffalo Trace Distillery,” said Lindsey Rai Reasner, executive director of RMHC in Omaha.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity to bring in more support for the families who stay with us. The sale of this bottle can provide a family with nearly three months of our services—warm beds, hot shower, a space to relax, and all the other things they’ll need to continue to fight for their child.”
Kris Comstock, brand manager at Buffalo Trace Distillery, commented on the wider donation. “These vintages are certainly unique and special whiskeys. We hope this OFC collection can pay tribute to the many years gone by here at the distillery.
“Each vintage has a story to tell indeed. To offer this first release to charitable organisations for their fundraising efforts makes this even more rewarding. We expect bottles to raise upwards of $10,000 each for worthy causes.”