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Give 270 to raffle rare $15,000 Kentucky Derby 150: Baccarat Edition whiskey

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (April 25, 2024) – The odds are in your favor in this raffle for the world’s most expensive bottle of whiskey. Give 270 is offering bourbon aficionados and horse-racing fans the chance to own a valuable part of history with the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Elizabethtown-based nonprofit is set to host the latest edition of its 20/20 Unicorn bourbon raffle series, offering 20 whiskey bottles, including a rare Kentucky Derby 150: Baccarat Edition whiskey bottle from Woodford Reserve as the grand prize. The raffle is set for Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m.

Crafted by Woodford Reserve in celebration of the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, the grand prize is a triple-barreled American whiskey aged in three distinct casks – the traditional bourbon barrel, a cognac cask and an exclusive barrel seasoned within the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle. Limited to just 150 bottles, each is showcased in a crystal decanter meticulously crafted by artisans of the French Maison Baccarat and presented in a custom leather carrying case. One of the 150 bottles will be presented to the winner of the Kentucky Derby during the Garland of Roses ceremony at Churchill Downs. The extremely rare bottle retails for $15,000.

In addition to the grand prize, each $20 ticket purchased offers participants two chances to win from a curated assortment of 20 limited edition and allocated Woodford products. During the raffle, prizes numbered two through 20 will be drawn initially, with all tickets returning to the tumbler for an opportunity to win the Kentucky Derby 150: Baccarat Edition.

In January, the 20/20 Unicorn raffle theme made its debut, showcasing products from Buffalo Trace Distillery and a subsequent raffle was held earlier this month, featuring products from Michter’s Distillery. Each event in the series offers $20 tickets providing the chance to win from a curated set of 20 prizes from a specific distillery, including a standout rare “unicorn” prize.

The upcoming Unicorn raffle is set to take place live on Give 270’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. All proceeds will benefit Give 270’s work supporting worthwhile organizations and initiatives in central Kentucky. Tickets are available for purchase until 7 p.m. on the night of the drawing and there is no limit to the number of tickets purchased per individual.

“Our Unicorn raffles have been incredibly successful in supporting important community initiatives while also offering truly unique and covetable bottles,” said Eric Clemens, Board Chair of Give 270. “This latest edition’s grand prize is our most exceptional yet. It perfectly embodies the essence of the Unicorn series, and we’re thrilled to celebrate the Kentucky Derby by doing what we do best: giving away exceptional bottles for exceptional causes.”

To purchase tickets and stay up-to-date on raffles and events hosted by Give 270, visit give270.org.