The Big Charity Bourbon, Whiskey & Beer Online Silent Auction

Dec 6th, 2013

Are you tired of the search for sought after bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle, Four Roses, George T Stagg and others?  This year, we've been stockpiling up what we've received from our distributors over the past few months to give everyone a shot at buying them, but with one twist.  We are going to hold an email silent auction for one week, starting Friday, December 6th at noon, and ending on Friday, December 13th at noon that will give you a chance at buying these rare items.  But rather than taking the extra profits and putting them in our pockets, we are going to donate them to the WHAS Crusade for Children. 

Here is an example of how it’s going to work.  Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old Bourbon has a suggested retail of $250 per 750ml bottle.  If the winning bid is $500, we will donate the difference (ie $250) to the Crusade. Our hopes are that you will pay a bit more for these hard to find bourbons than you normally would, knowing that it is going to a great cause.  Unlike playing the black market on Craigslist, you know that these are the real products, and you will be paying for them in a registered, licensed store.


Bids will be emailed to We cannot accept bids via the telephone. Every day at noon, I will post the amount of the highest bid on our website and our Facebook pages, which will let you to know the amount you will need for your next bid. On Thursday, December 12th, I will start posting more often, assuming bids are coming in.  On Friday, December 12th, I will start posting every half hour, starting at 9:00 AM. In your email, you need to list out the bourbon or bourbons you are bidding on, and your price.  We will stop all bids at noon on December 13th. Note to spammers, I normally do not post a full email address on the internet as no one likes to get the emails you send.  Please not that I will be deleting this email account at the end of this campaign, so please do not bother to add it to your evil list.


Other rules/information:


-       All purchases must be paid in cash or credit card.  We do not accept checks, PayPal, or any other type of payment.

-       You must be 21 or older to participate in the event.  No purchases can be made by anyone under the age of 21.

-       Bidding starts at Noon Eastern Standard Time on December 6th and ends at Noon Eastern Standard Time on December 13th.  Any emails received before or after those dates will be disregarded.

-       All purchases must be made in person.  We cannot take a credit card over the phone.

-       All purchases must be picked up in person.  We cannot ship; it is illegal in the State of Indiana to ship alcohol.  If you must have a proxy pick up your winnings, they must pay for the item, as we cannot use your credit card without a matching valid ID. Simply put, we cannot use your credit card if you are not there.

-       All purchases are final. Per state law, we cannot accept returns.

-       Please do not call the store(s) asking about the status of your bid, or whether you can just buy the product, they will only be sold in this silent auction. Direct all questions to the email address.

-       Every item is from their respective 2013 releases.

-       All items must be picked up by Wednesday, December 18th by noon.  Any items not picked up will then be offered to the next bidder.


Please remember to be generous in your bids; proceeds are going to a good cause.

 Here is the list of available bourbons and quantities.  We'll update the starting price point on Friday morning:


-       Jefferson's Chef Collaboration (6 in stock)


-       Four Roses Limited Edition 125th Anniversary Small Batch (5 in stock)


-       Elijah Craig 21 Year Old (3 in stock)


-       Colonel EH Taylor Straight Rye (3 in stock)


-       Black Maple Hill Bourbon (3 in stock)


-       Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year (1 in stock)


-       Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Bourbon, Lot B (3 in stock)


-       Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Year Old Bourbon (1 in stock)


-       Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year Old Bourbon (1 in stock)


-       Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year Old Bourbon (1 in stock)


-       Thomas H. Handy Sazerac (1 in stock)


-       George T. Stagg Bourbon (1 in stock)


-       Sam Adams Utopia (1 in stock) Yes, this is a beer, not a bourbon or rye whisky, but it is a very sought after product that we only get a limited amount of and we decided to put it in with this event.

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