Special Bourbon Auction to Benefit Homeless Pets

This week, IndyHumane will begin an auction for a rare and very special bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon. The whiskey is one of just 200 bottles, called the O.F.C. Vintages, provided to nonprofits nationwide to raise funds for worthy causes.

IndyHumane will launch the auction Friday, January 27, at noon local time. The auction, found online at indyhumane.org/auction, will run through 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 8 – just in time to be delivered for Valentine’s Day. 

“This bottle of bourbon is something truly unique,” said Jeremy VanAndel, Chief Development Officer at IndyHumane. “And a special way to support our programs and services. There will be only one winning bid, but it’s going to benefit hundreds of pets in need.”

The whiskey was distilled in 1980, and it has been mellowing in a charred oak barrel almost ever since. The bottle itself is made from hand-cut crystal, and rests safely inside a custom oak display case.  

“Each vintage has a story to tell indeed,” said Kris Comstock from Buffalo Trace Distillery in a statement from the distillery. “To offer this first release to charitable organizations for their fundraising efforts makes this even more rewarding. We expect bottles to raise upwards of $10,000 each for worthy causes.”

Interested bidders can learn more at indyhumane.org/auction, or by contacting whiskeyauction@indyhumane.org. IndyHumane is not accepting direct sale offers or broker inquiries.