Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey and the Bourbon Women Foundation are teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month with a raffle to win a priceless, hands-on “Distiller for a Day” experience.
Raffle tickets are $100 each, and can be purchased here. The winner will be drawn at random on Instagram Live @buzzardsroostspirits and @bourbonwomen on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. EST. All proceeds will benefit the Bourbon Women Foundation, which provides scholarships and mentoring for women in the bourbon industry.
The winner and their guest will be treated to an extraordinary “Distiller for a Day” experience with Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey. They will spend a morning at Independent Stave Co., seeing how barrels are crafted and learning about the science behind the stave, including behind-the-scenes education about the proprietary charring and toasting of the American oak barrels that give Buzzard’s Roost whiskies their rare flavor profiles.
The afternoon will be spent at the new Buzzard's Roost Whiskey Row Experience in downtown Louisville with Buzzard’s Roost CEO and co-founder Judy Hollis Jones. Activities could include barrel tasting, measuring the proof strength of fresh whiskey off the doubler and other quality control jobs.
With a micro-still, tasting bar, classroom space, and retail shop on site, the winner will get a full 360-degree experience, learning about how Buzzard’s Roost whiskies are made. They’ll also have one-on-one time with world-famous whiskey expert and author Susan Reigler and Bourbon Women Managing Director Heather Wibbels aka The Cocktail Contessa. The day will end with dinner at Whisky Magazine’s 2023 “Bar of the Year” Bourbons Bistro with Hollis-Jones and Buzzard’s Roost Master Blender Jason Brauner and friends.
“I’ve been a supporter of Bourbon Women for years,” said Buzzard’s Roost co-founder and CEO Judy Hollis Jones. “I love how they bring together women all over the country who love bourbon (and rye!) and how the Bourbon Women Foundation offers important resources for women who have career aspirations in the industry. We are very excited about offering this once-in-a-lifetime experience to help grow the reach of the Bourbon Women Foundation.”
This is the second time that Buzzard’s Roost has teamed up for a Women’s History Month raffle to benefit the bourbon Women Foundation. Last year, more than $3500 was raised and the winner received an extremely rare bottle of 12-year-old Buzzard’s Roost Bourbon.