25 Year Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Head

START
23
April 2020
07:00 AM EDT
END
29
April 2020
11:30 PM EDT
RAISED
$20,025.00
GOAL $20,000.00
100.1% REACHED!

About Our Auction

These are strange times. We find ourselves at home, with more questions than answers and more worry than usual. As a family we talk daily, and we wonder at what the world will look like when this is all over. We wonder what the consequences of prolonged physical distancing will have on the vibrant landscape of our communities, cities and economies. We wonder at how it is not through our innate need to be together that we will solve this, yet it is through the power of staying apart that we will. We wonder, most of all, how we can make a difference. How, when this issue is so huge, and so overwhelming, how can we possibly even help?

We are amazed daily by the dedication and selflessness of the healthcare workers who are on the frontline. We are grateful for the grocery store workers, the sanitation workers, the delivery people, now deemed essential, who have always been vital. We are inspired by the people and companies who have converted their industries and their energies into the production of necessary materials. Like our partners, Buffalo Trace, who saw an immediate need and began producing hand sanitizer for our hardest hit medical communities. We watch with awe as our friends and fellow businesses shift their focus and their efforts to relief funds, as designers make face masks and as everyday people pitch in and support and uplift their communities. Over the years, we have been fortunate to meet the people along the way - the bartenders, distributors, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers and makers - who on paper are the supply chain that keeps our businesses rolling, but who in life are our friends and partners. We know that the impact of a disruption in any part of this chain causes disruption to us all.

We have long been proud that Chef Edward Lee chose to leave his mark on our hometown of Louisville, KY. Proud of his influence on the culinary renaissance of Downtown Louisville, where we find our offices nestled in a revitalized food scene that has rightfully earned its place on all of the lists. The restaurants that have proven to be inventive, soulful and so full of generosity and life. The restaurants who have welcomed our family, our bourbon, and our business into their kitchens, their bars, and, most importantly, to a place at the table as friends. From the start of this crisis, Chef Lee, The LEE Initiative, and Makers Mark jumped in, creating the Restaurant Workers Relief Program. This incredible campaign is now operating in 19 cities where specific restaurants have been designated as relief kitchens. Where out of work or furloughed restaurant workers are offered food, supplies, and support. Where each night, hundreds of meals are lovingly prepared and sent home with the people who need them. Where we can all help.

As a family, along with our family-run businesses, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery and Pappy & Company, are honored to join in support of The LEE Initiative Restaurant Workers Relief Fund. We recognize the great need across the service industry of which we are so humbled to play a small role, and hope to effect change in any way that we are able. Through Pappy & Company, we have designated that 100% of the proceeds of sales of our special edition barrel head will directly benefit the LEE Initiative's Restaurant Worker Relief Fund. We encourage you to learn more about this work as well as the incredible efforts being made in your own cities and we encourage you to support the small businesses, restaurants, and workers who are so vital to the landscape of our communities.


About The LEE Initiative Supported by Pappy & Company

About The Nonprofit: The LEE Initiative
We have long been proud that Chef Edward Lee chose to leave his mark on our hometown of Louisville, KY. Proud of his influence on the culinary renaissance of Downtown Louisville, where we find Pappy & Company's offices nestled in a revitalized food scene that has rightfully earned its place on all of the lists. The restaurants that have proven to be inventive, soulful and so full of generosity and life. The restaurants who have welcomed our family, our bourbon and our business into their kitchens, their bars and, most importantly, to a place at the table as friends. From the start of this crisis, Chef Lee, The LEE Initiative, and Makers Mark jumped in, creating the Restaurant Workers Relief Program. This incredible campaign is now operating in 19 cities where specific restaurants have been designated as relief kitchens. Where out of work or furloughed restaurant workers are offered food, supplies and support. Where each night, hundreds of meals are lovingly prepared and sent home with the people who need them. Where we can all help.

About The Organizer: Pappy & Company
Founders and sisters, Louise, Carrie and Chenault Van Winkle, were inspired by the guiding principles of their great grandfather Pappy Van Winkle: to always create the best using the best. Seeing an opportunity to grow their legendary bourbon heritage into a lifestyle brand, Pappy & Company was born. Started in 2013, Pappy & Company is a bourbon-inspired retail and culinary brand that works to infuse elements of the bourbon culture into all of their products. Artisan goods include their famous bourbon balls, pepper sauce and barrel-aged maple syrup. The apparel line features tees and golf shirts, hats and belts, neckties and bowties. The home and barware collection includes glasses, flasks and bar accessories as well as a limited edition furniture line and kitchenware. Lastly, is the exclusive cigar collection in partnership with one of the most sought after cigar producers in the world. What unifies the Pappy & Company brand are thoughtfully made products with strategic partners that embody the values and craftsmanship of Pappy Van Winkle himself.

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