OLCC Announces Spirit Magazine and Chance to Purchase Pappy Van Winkle Bottles

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is celebrating the holiday season in its own way, by launching Spirited Oregon Magazine and announcing a drawing to win a chance to purchase Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bourbons. The OLCC has teamed up with LeisureMedia360 to produce the Spirited Oregon magazine three times a year. Meanwhile, starting this Thanksgiving Thursday the OLCC will run a contest online to be able to purchase bottles of many rare, highly sought-after whiskeys, more details on that and the list of bottles are below.
OLCC announced the new publication on Tuesday, November 20th, and in a press release stated:
We’re excited about Spirited Oregon magazine and the opportunity it presents for consumers, licensees and retailers statewide. Oregon has a growing culture of mixology and pioneering spirit of innovation and creation in distilled spirits. The goal is to increase awareness not only of the product lines available in Oregon liquor stores, but to keep it local in spirit – using only Oregon writers, and celebrating Oregon’s people, places, and flavors surrounding distilled spirits in Oregon.
Spirited Oregon is completely funded through advertising and the spirits industry. The publication is produced in partnership with LeisureMedia360, which produces similar spirits-focused magazines for Virginia, Idaho, Michigan, Ohio and Montgomery Count, Maryland.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the OLCC today announced the second public drawing for rare and limited edition liquors Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection. The chance to enter opens at midnight tomorrow/Thanksgiving and runs for 11 days, until 11pm on Sunday, Dec. 2nd.

Many of the rare bourbons being auctioned off are available only once a year and there are literally only a couple cases of some and as little as one bottle of others.

Entrants can sign up to win the chance to purchase just one bottle, or one of each of the products offered, however only one entry per person per product. The full availability of Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection includes:

Old Rip Van Winkle Family Reserve 10 Year

  • $59.95 each
  • 24 bottles

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year
  • $69.95 each
  • 18 bottles
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 Year
  • $99.95 each
  • 12 bottles
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year
  • $169.95 each
  • 3 bottles
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year
  • $269.95 each
  • 3 bottles
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
  • $119.95 each
  • 1 bottle

Eagle Rare 17 Year

  • $99.95 each
  • 1 bottle
Sazerac Rye
  • $99.95 each
  • 2 bottles
William Larue Weller
  • $99.95 each
  • 12 bottles
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac
  • $99.95 each
  • 6 bottles

George T. Stagg

  • $99.95 each
  • 24 bottles
Chance to Purchase drawing begins at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 through 11PM, Sunday, December 2.

Separate drawings will be conducted for each item, and participants may opt into one, several or all of the drawings. Only one entrant per item; duplicate entries are subject to removal.

Chance to Purchase winners will be selected sometime during the week of December 2. You must be at least 21 years of age and an Oregon resident to participate.

Open to eligible Oregon residents 21 and over only, those who win the opportunity to purchase will need to complete the transaction at any one of OLCC’s 273 liquor stores around the state.

Sign up to win your chance to purchase! To enter the public drawing and for complete rules and terms, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/Pages/ChancetoPurchase.aspx

OLCC receives special releases throughout the year, but there is a limit on quantities we receive from manufacturers and suppliers. The state has no control over how many bottles it receives each year. OLCC plans to use a public drawing to make available a portion of these rare or limited releases throughout each year.

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