MAGGIE’S FARM SUPPORTS THE PUPS Maggie’s Farm Rum owners Layla and Tim Russell have three rescue dogs at home — Crosby, Lumi, and Blake. Inspired by the love of their dogs, the two decided, as of February 1st of this year, to donate a dollar from every bottle sold of the Maggie’s Farm core lineup to an animal rescue or charity. Donations are directed toward non-profit, nokill animal shelters found in the area of distribution, which includes Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, Delaware, Philadelphia, New York, and Nashville.
FOUR LEAF FUNDS CANCER RESEARCH Four Leaf Spirits, a craft distillery in Woodinville, Washington, that focuses on rum and infused spirits, has always been firmly committed to supporting a cause. From their earliest days in the industry, Four Leaf founders Matt McMullen and Tom Kelley knew that they were interested in giving back, thus inspiring their “You Drink. We Give.” philosophy. Both men lost a parent to cancer so they decided to partner with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to donate a portion of their proceeds to cancer research that will benefit a variety of specialties.
COLORADO HARNESSES THE POWER OF SEVEN This collaboration between seven different distilleries in the state of Colorado — Bear Creek Distillery, 291 Colorado Distillery, Laws Whiskey House, State 38 Distilling, Old Elk Distillery, Woody Creek Distillers, and Wood’s High Mountain Distillery — is the second expression produced as part of the Colorado Whiskey Collaboration Project. The juice is comprised of equal portions of whiskey distilled at each location and combined before entering the barrel to age. All proceeds from the sales of the spirit will be given to local charities with each distiller donating to a charity of their choosing. The spirit is currently aging at Laws Whiskey House in Denver and should be available to purchase in 2019.
Devon Trevathan is a writer based out of Nashville, TN. She loves spirits that are older than she is, growerproducer style, and dogs.
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