NH Liquor Commission Launches NH’s First Raffle of Rare 23-Year Bourbon - Food & Beverage Magazine

NH Liquor Commission Launches NH’s First Raffle of Rare 23-Year Bourbon

NH Liquor Commission Launches NH’s First Raffle of Rare and Iconic Pappy Van Winkle’s 23-Year Bourbon

NHLC hosting Pappy Van Winkle Raffle & Exclusive Tasting experience in conjunction with Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits, New England’s largest spirit tasting event

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“The Pappy Van Winkle Raffle & Exclusive Tasting Experience is an example of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s commitment to offering consumers exciting and innovative opportunities to explore exclusive, premium products,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr bourbon can be incredibly difficult to come by, but in New Hampshire we are fortunate enough to be able to offer this product on a limited basis exclusively to our more than 11 million annual customers. The New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association is an essential partner in NHLC’s record-breaking success, and we are proud to team up on this effort to promote NHLC’s incredible array of products, the world-class Distiller’s Showcase and New Hampshire’s fantastic dining and lodging destinations.”mark-roy-nhlc-spirits-marketing-specialist-holds-a-bottle-of-pappy-van-winkles-family-reserve-23yr-bourbon

The full prize package includes:

  • Bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23yr Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
  • Coach airfare for two to New Hampshire
  • Two VIP tickets to the Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights in Manchester
  • Two seats at an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Family Tasting Dinner on Wednesday, November 9, at Hanover Street Chop House, named one of the “Best Steakhouses in America” by OpenTable. The dinner will feature multiple courses served alongside samples of Pappy Van Winkle’s family of products.
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner courtesy of NHLRA partners

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission on this exciting raffle opportunity that puts a spotlight on New Hampshire as a destination for spirit and food lovers from around the world,” said Mike Somers, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association. “The hospitality industry is indisputably a driving force for New Hampshire’s economy and it is our job is to support the dining and lodging destinations we have here in New Hampshire. This partnership with NHLC supports that goal in a major way.”

Expected to draw a capacity crowd of more than 1,000 guests, the fourth annual Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits will take place on Thursday, November 10, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. The Distiller’s Showcase was designed to give spirit novices and aficionados alike the opportunity to sample spirits from more than 100 tables featuring more than 400 diverse spirits, including various styles of whiskey, rye, Scotch, tequila, vodka, rum, gin, cordials and liqueurs. For more information, visit http://distillersshowcase.com/.

About the New Hampshire Liquor Commission
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) operates 79 retail locations throughout the Granite State and serves more than 11 million customers each year. More than $3 billion in net profits has been raised since the first store opened in 1934. NHLC set an all-time sales record in Fiscal Year 2016, generating $678.4 million in gross sales, an increase of $36.3 million – or 5.65% — over the previous fiscal year. Total liquor net profits transferred to the New Hampshire’s General Fund reached $155.6 million, which are used to fund programs including education, health and social services, transportation and natural resource protection.

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