The Ultimate Christmas Gift: 35 Whiskies for $100, Including Pappy, Weller & More

It’s common to give the whisky lover in your life a special bottle for Christmas or Hanukkah—but how about 35 special bottles? The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) is about to give one lucky person the chance to take home a slew of rare, in-demand, and hard-to-find whiskies, from Pappy Van Winkle to Old Forester Birthday Bourbon to O.F.C. 1994.

Following up on its successful Buddy-Up! raffle of Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and other high-end whiskeys, which raised $200,000 for Best Buddies New Hampshire, the NHLC is now upping the ante in a bid to raise half a million dollars for the New Hampshire Food Bank and Easterseals New Hampshire. The Cheers for Charity! raffle includes 35 whiskies, offered as a single package, and mainly comprising Kentucky bourbons and ryes, with a smattering of scotch and Irish whiskey. Not every whisky on the list is rare or hard to find, but most are, and no matter what, winning the package on a $100 ticket is the deal of a lifetime; the NHLC values it at over $30,000.

The Cheers for Charity! raffle is also a similarly desirable rare wine package, valued at nearly $19,000, which includes such storied offerings as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild, Opus One, and the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia. Winners of either package do not need to be New Hampshire residents; the prizes also include an all-expenses-paid trip to the state.

Tickets are on sale now, going for $100 apiece, with just 5,000 available through April 1 or until they sell out. (So if you are hoping to give them as a Christmas gift, you’ll have to wait a while to find out if you’ve won.) The likelihood of tickets selling out is high—the Buddy-Up! raffle tickets were gone in 48 hours—so act quickly if you want a chance at the prize. Full details on the bottles are below.

For Just $100, All This Whisky Could Be Yours

  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 year old Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year old Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • O.F.C. 1994 Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition Kentucky bourbon
  • Old Fitzgerald 15 year old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight bourbon (Fall 2019)
  • Old Fitzgerald 9 year old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight bourbon (Spring 2020 release)
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon (2020 release)
  • Michter’s 10 year old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Michter’s 10 year old Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Kentucky rye
  • Elijah Craig 18 year old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • W.L. Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • W.L. Weller Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Amaranth Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbon
  • Rebel Yell 10 year old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Blood Oath Bourbon (Pact 5)
  • Old Elk Straight Wheat whiskey
  • Old Elk Straight Rye
  • Old Elk Straight Wheated bourbon
  • Daviess County French Oak Cask-Finished bourbon
  • Daviess County Kentucky Straight bourbon
  • Daviess County Cabernet Sauvignon Cask-Finished bourbon
  • Jack Daniel’s Eric Church Single Barrel Select Tennessee whiskey
  • Lone Whisker 12 year old straight bourbon
  • Ardbeg Blaaack single malt scotch
  • Dewar’s Double Double 27 year old blended scotch
  • Dewar’s Double Double 21 year old blended scotch
  • Springbank 15 year old single malt scotch
  • Knappogue Castle 14 year old Twin Wood single malt Irish whiskey

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