KOBBE, the local philanthropy-based bourbon enthusiasts club, is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Bourbon & Benevolence, which will be held completely online this year.
“Like a lot of other organizations, we’ve had to reimagine our events,” says Jamar Mack, president and founder of KOBBE. “Even though we may not be able to gather together as a community in person, that doesn’t mean we can’t still give.”
Bourbon & Benevolence 2020 will feature an online auction which will be open from November 27 through December 11, 2020. Participants must be 21+ to register and bid on more than a hundred experiences and bottles of rare and allocated bourbon including Russell's Reserve 2003, 2018 William Larue Weller, 2020 George T Stagg, Van Winkle 10 Year and 12 Year, and some one-of-a-kind distillery experiences. Visit http://Biddingowl.com/502kobbe for more information.
As one of the premiere bourbon events in the city organized by a bourbon club, Bourbon & Benevolence has traditionally brought attendees face-to-face with some of the bourbon industry’s biggest brands and offered a signature bourbon auction.
The tasting portion of previous years has been a noteworthy feature only topped by the auction itself. Last year, attendees enjoyed a wide selection of bourbon and whiskey including a pour of Michter's 20-Year Bourbon--included with the price of the ticket. One bidder walked away with a bottle of their own. Distillery tours and barrel picks were among the other high-ticket items.
As the organization's biggest fundraiser of the year, all proceeds from the Bourbon & Benevolence auction supports local initiatives. The 2020 beneficiaries are Change Today, Change Tomorrow, and Children Shouldn't Hunger, two Louisville-based groups challenging the issue of food scarcity. Previous year’s donations funded a technology corner at the 10th St. YMCA, as well as sensory items and Christmas gifts for children and volunteers in the program.
“As KOBBE has always done, we’re again challenging our members and our community to look at themselves to see what they can give to strengthen our world as a whole,” Mack says. “So even as we navigate this pandemic, we hope as many people as possible will come together virtually and help us make this another successful charity auction.”
Please note: Due to state restrictions we are unable to ship bottles. All bottles will need to be picked up in Louisville, KY. Winning bidders must pick up their bottles within 14 days of the auction ending.
Winning bidders will be contacted after the auction has ended to arrange pickup. Several planned pick-up days and locations will be offered. All reasonable attempts will be made to meet. Please contact Mail@502KOBBE.com for any additional questions.
If you go:
What: Bourbon & Benevolence Online Auction
When: November 27-December 11, 2020
Visit www.502KOBBE.com for more details
About KOBBE, Inc.
Kentucky’s Original Black Bourbon Enthusiasts, KOBBE, is a local (501.c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at increasing the participation of African Americans in the bourbon community. KOBBE hosts unique bourbon events and tastings and has a philanthropic branch that benefits local children’s organizations. The organization’s motto: Drink good bourbon. Keep good company. Do good deeds.
Thank you for your support!