Animal Protection Society of Durham was selected as one of 10 nonprofits in North Carolina, and 200 in the country, to auction a bottle of O.F.C. rare vintage Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, to use as a fundraiser. O.F.C. is a vintage and rare bourbon produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky.
The bottle given to APS was distilled & barreled in 1983 and is only one of fifty (specifically, #22/50) bottles in the entire world with this particular recipe and aging. The bourbon released by O.F.C. is so sought after and rare, some bottles have been auctioned off for as much as $7,000.
Mark Solomon, the Fine Wine and Whisky Director for Leland Little auction house, has generously waived the fees for the auction, and he has also thrown in a private wine and whiskey tasting for four people at his home in Hillsborough.
Solomon has very special ties to APS. In 2007 he met his wife, Jennifer, at the annual Animal Protection Society Gala at the Washington Duke Inn. And their dog – JJ – was the 2016 Face of APS.
The online bidding began Wednesday, January 18, and will be included in their January 26 auction. The first online bid at $25 came in around 9:20 a.m. today, and as of 2 p.m., the bidding had reached $1,050. To view the product or to bid online, click on the link. https://lelandlittle.com/l/ofc-distillery-whiskey-charity-bottle-benefiting-animal-prot/auction/411/lot/1072/
We are so fortunate to have been chosen by O.F.C. and Buffalo Trace Distillery for this incredible fundraising opportunity, and a big thank you to Mark Solomon and Leland Little, as well.