Pappy Van Winkle Auction
Eighth Annual Pappy Van Winkle Auction
DEC 10 AT 2 PM – DEC 17 AT 11:59 PM
To Our Friends, Customers and All Whiskey Lovers –We are pleased to welcome you to our Eighth Annual auction of Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey.
Once again, we will be auctioning off our entire allotment of these rare and highly acclaimed whiskeys. While we greatly appreciate the efforts and generosity of both the Sazerac Company and Republic-National Distributing Company, unfortunately our allocation was cut dramatically this year. We are going to do all that we can to increase our future allocations, but this year’s auction will be different. However, the one thing that will not change is that the entire amount of every winning bid goes directly to charity. We take care of all of the costs, including Sales Tax, and credit card charges.
We have again decided to donate the money raised through the auction to Seeds 4 Success (S4S) because we have seen the impact that our donation has on their programs. S4S is a local nonprofit organization, with a mission of helping children living in public and subsidized housing become successful in school and life! Through individualized, one on one tutoring and mentoring, S4S programs helps students learn better study skills, read on appropriate reading level, select and prepare for a career path of their choice, and learn crucial academic and soft-skills. Their hope is that each child will live a fruitful life without needing to return to public housing. Seeds 4 Success offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students in grades 3 through 12. They even offer parent workshops where parents learn about resources in their communities, how to help their children secure funding for college and healthy habits that will help their children become successful. S4S’ results are impressive – many of their students have been inducted into the National Honor Society, or become accepted into magnet programs. Seeds 4 Success is an effective program and has earned many awards for the great work they do in the Annapolis community. Learn more at seeds4success.org.
The rules for the silent auction will be the same as always. There are 12 total bottles available – 4 bottles of 10-year old, 6 bottles of 12-year old, 1 bottle of 15-year old, and 1 bottle of 13-year old rye. You can bid on one, some or all of the bottles and you are welcome to bid as often as you like. Bidding will open December 10th and will close at 11:59 pm (EST) on December 17th.
To submit a bid, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, which bottle or bottles you are bidding on and what your bid(s) is/are. There will also be forms available in Eastport Liquors if you want to fill one out in person. We will endeavor to post a daily “leaderboard” showing the then-current leading bid for each bottle on our website (eastportliquors.com/pappy-van-winkle-auction) and on the Eastport Liquors Facebook page (facebook.com/events/1161535451044068). You can raise your bid(s) as often as you like. We will only post the bid amounts, not the bidders’ names (so if you are buying a bottle as a gift for someone, you are safe). If you are one of the winning bidders, we will reach out to you on December 18th to finalize the sale and arrange for pick-up. Please note, the one thing that we cannot do is ship bottles, so you or your designee over the age of 21 must pick the bottle(s) up in person whenever it is convenient. Once purchased, we will hold the bottles for as long as necessary until pick-up can be arranged. Bids must be in whole dollar amounts and the winners of any ties will be determined by a random drawing. We reserve the right to request a deposit to guaranty a bid.
Our prior auctions have been incredibly successful and a lot of fun and through the generosity of our bidders, we have raised almost $200,000 for Seeds4Success. We also want to take a moment to express our gratitude to Jeanne Berger (JeanneBerger.com) for helping with the online content (website & Facebook) for the auction, and Bob Rudolph (BobRPC.com) who simply solves every computer problem that we encounter. Without their hard work and understanding none of this would be possible, and we can’t thank them enough.
We wish you the best for the upcoming Holiday Season and thank you so much for supporting this wonderful local charity.
Everyone at Eastport Liquors