Chris Stapleton, Buffalo Trace Distillery Team Up to Raise Money for Texas, Kentucky Disaster Relief

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Written by Lauren Laffer
Chris Stapleton, Buffalo Trace Distillery Team Up to Raise Money for Texas, Kentucky Disaster Relief
Chris Stapleton, Photo credit: Becky Fluke; Photo courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery

Chris Stapleton will help raise much needed disaster relief funds for Texas and Kentucky by auctioning off signed bottles of a special whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery. The auction comes on the 124th anniversary of Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. succeeding in passing the Bottled in Bond Act passed, the first consumer protection act.

To salute the act’s anniversary, Buffalo Trace Distillery handpicked a special barrel to auction off the contents. The distillery partnered with Stapleton, his wife Morgane and their charity, Outlaw State of Kind, to raise money for the recently devastated states.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery

“The first glass of E.H. Taylor, Jr. I ever had was in the studio. Vance Powell, engineer of both music & good times, brought a bottle to the session for inspiration. That week we recorded an entire album, and that album was ‘Traveller.’ We’ve made it a point to keep a bottle around ever since,” shared the country crooner. “So when E.H. Taylor, Jr. approached us to partner up for an exclusive bottling in celebration of Bottled in Bond Day, it seemed like a natural fit since they were already a part of our musical journey. Together we’ve decided to use the occasion to give back to the communities that have been the real magic in both of our stories. The challenges of these times have left many in need, and we’re honored to help address some of these needs through this partnership. Proceeds from the first batch of bottles to be auctioned off will go to natural disaster relief in Texas & Kentucky.”

The first five bottles will be auctioned through CharityBuzz and can be viewed here. Each bottle is autographed by Stapleton. Other bottles will be held and auctioned off later in the year to continue to raise money for other relief efforts.

The E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel was first put in the barrel on January 5, 2021 and bottled in early February 2021, making it nine years old. The special edition is packaged with elements of Taylor’s original bottlings from the 20th century, featuring a label with his signature. It also features a commemorative sticker for the 124th anniversary of Bottled in Bond Day and a label with more details about the bottling.