In the wake of the horrific flooding that has devastated communities and taken dozens of lives in Kentucky, Bourbon expert Fred Minnick, Bourbon Crusaders, and the KY Distiller’s Association have once again joined forces to raise funds for Kentucky residents in need.

Beginning August 11, The Kentucky Bourbon Benefit will launch an online auction slated to offer rare and vintage spirits, including private barrel whiskeys, and exclusive tours and whiskey tasting experiences by participating in Kentucky distilleries and charitable partners.

This is the second time Minnick, The KDA, and Bourbon Crusaders partnered up to raise funds for Kentuckians in need. Last December, the partnership raised $3.4 million to support communities affected by tornados last December, a massive sum that caught the attention of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association, bourbon expert Fred Minnick, and The Bourbon Crusaders presented Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear $3.4 million last December.

“Kentucky’s Bourbon industry was there for our Western Kentucky families following the tornadoes, making the single largest donation to that relief fund – and now I am proud to see this industry stepping up once again to support our Eastern Kentucky families affected by the devastating flooding,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “I know this will make a tremendous impact for our people, and I am grateful for the continued support.”

According to the KDA, proceeds go to Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by flooding. The online auction runs from Thursday, Aug. 11 until Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11 p.m. EST.

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