Chris Stapleton = BIG bourbon guy. In fact, BIG E.H. Taylor guy.
And today, in honor of the passage of the Bottled In Bond Act of 1897, the good people of the Buffalo Trace Distillery are releasing a “Bottled In Bond” commemorative edition of E. H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel.
And one of those barrels was hand-picked, and exclusively bottled for none other than Chris Stapleton.
In an effort to support his Outlaw State of Kind Charity, Chris will be signing each bottle and proceeds from this first batch will go to benefit disaster relief in Texas and Kentucky, both of whom have experienced unprecedented winter storms and flooding in recent weeks.
The first batch of bottles are available via online auction through Charitybuzz, while the remaining bottles will be used throughout the year to raise funds for various charities across the country.
Joshua Steely, E.H. Taylor, Jr. brand director, says the partnership was the perfect way to commemorate Bottled in Bond Day:
“We’ve very excited to partner with Chris Stapleton and Outlaw State of Kind.
We knew Chris was a big fan of E. H. Taylor, Jr., so we thought this was a perfect way to commemorate Bottled in Bond Day, by partnering with his charitable fund so fans of both his music and our bourbon can help out needy causes across the country through the various events and auctions that will be held throughout the year.”
For Chris, this partnership is a full circle moment. As it turns out, E.H Taylor was the brand of bourbon he brought with him into the studio while recording his debut solo album Traveller.
And after that kind of magic was made, how are you going to drink anything different? Chris and company have kept a bottle in the studio ever since.
“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.
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.”
I must say, it’s a beautiful bottle.
Plus, proceeds from each bottle are going towards great causes, and will continue to do throughout the year. And if you’d like to donate to Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s Outlaw State of Kind charity, you can do so here.