Four Roses raises funds for Kentucky floods
Kentucky-based Four Roses Distillery is donating US$50,000 to provide relief for those affected by the floods in Eastern Kentucky.
The distillery is donating US$50,000 to the Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund to help combat the damages caused by the floods.
Four Roses will also release a hand-selected, single barrel with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the fund.
“We stand with Kentucky during this difficult time, and are keeping those affected by the floods close to our hearts,” said Brent Elliott, master distiller of Four Roses.
“Now more than ever, the Kentucky Bourbon community needs to band together to help our neighbours and use our resources to help rebuild Eastern Kentucky.”
Plus, Four Roses is offering a ‘private barrel experience’ and unique bottles to be auctioned off as part of The Kentucky Bourbon Benefit, which was launched by the Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA).
The online auction is currently taking place, and will end on 21 August.
On 29 August, Four Roses is hosting a hand-selected single barrel sales event at the distillery in Lawrenceburg and at the warehouse and bottling facility at Cox’s Creek, both based in Kentucky.
All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to to the Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund. Between 9am to 4pm (ET), a limited number of 16-year-old barrels will be sold for US$200 per bottle.
Four Roses has also sent two tankers of potable water into Eastern Kentucky, with more tankers on standby.
The KDA hosted the Kentucky Bourbon Benefit in December 2021, which raised US$3.4 million to help communities affected by the tornado outbreak in Kentucky.