Wyoming Whiskey Raises Over $120K for National Park Foundation
To support America’s wide-open spaces, Wyoming Whiskey hosted a virtual auction inclusive of four custom bottles, with all proceeds benefiting the National Park Foundation
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NEW YORK (June 21, 2021) – Wyoming Whiskey today announced the brand has raised over $120,000 in partnership with the National Park Foundation. The brand, which is committed to preserving the natural beauty of America’s wide-open spaces that inspired the whiskey, hosted a virtual auction featuring four beautiful, one-of-a-kind bottles in the Wide Open Spaces – By Air collection, with all proceeds directly benefiting the National Park Foundation.
The first in the brand’s annual production of this limited-edition collection–Wide Open Spaces – By Air– was inspired by the beauty and wonder of Wyoming’s national parks. The collection, curated by Creative Director Harrison Ford, included four artfully crafted, one-of-a-kind bottles of Wyoming Whiskey only available at auction. Each bottle was accompanied by a hand-carved wooden case created by natural materials artist, Jamison Sellers. Original photography from Tuck Fauntleroy is featured on each of the four labels and was accompanied by a framed, large format print. One of the bespoke bottles, Barrel #5004, inspired by Yellowstone Lake, sold to a lucky winner for a generous $15,000. The auction also included several other items to bid on, such as vacation retreats and custom merchandise, all in support of the National Park Foundation.
“On behalf of all of us at Wyoming Whiskey, I thank everyone who participated in our virtual auction and am grateful to all who donated to such a great cause,” said David DeFazio, co-founder of Wyoming Whiskey. “The importance of protecting our national parks cannot be overstated.”
To continue the celebration and support of America’s parks, Wyoming Whiskey created a Wide Open Spaces virtual exhibit. The exhibit showcases the story and inspiration behind the four unique bottles featured in the auction, as well as background on Wyoming Whiskey’s commitment to preserving America’s wide-open spaces and partnership with the National Park Foundation.
In conjunction with the virtual auction, Wyoming Whiskey also launched a new National Parks Limited Edition Bourbon Whiskey available in limited markets and online. With each bottle sold, $5 will be donated to the National Park Foundation. Consumers interested in securing a bottle should look to online retailers Reserve Bar and Flaviar, and select retailers in NY, GA, CO and WY while supplies last. These bottles retail for $49.99.
Learn more at www.wyomingwhiskey.com and connect with @WyomingWhiskey on Instagram.
About the National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. We do it in collaboration with the National Park Service, the park partner community, and with the generous support of donors, without whom our work would not be possible. Learn more at www.nationalparks.org.
About Wyoming Whiskey
Based in Kirby, Wyoming, Wyoming Whiskey has had a simple goal: to create America’s next great American Whiskey. The company and product are a collaboration between its partners and 97,818 square
miles of Wyoming. The Mead family first came to Wyoming as ranchers in 1890 and the state defines them and their whiskey. They use the finest corn, wheat, barley, and water from the Big Horn Basin and promote Wyoming’s natural and human resources. Every drop of Wyoming Whiskey’s American Whiskey is 100% Wyoming.
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