All information is from secretariat.com site and can be found here.
“The Secretariat Festival is proud to offer for auction a top selection of collectible equine-related bourbon bottles and decanters to benefit the Secretariat Foundation and local Paris, KY non-profit organizations.
These…special edition bottles, representing some of the rarest and most sought-after containers ever produced, chronicle the heritage and cultural connection of the distinctive barrel-aged spirit distilled only in Kentucky.”
What’s up for auction:
Maker’s Mark University of Kentucky Artist Bottle signed by basketball great Anthony Davis
Maker’s Mark University of Louisville Artist Bottle signed by Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Meadow Artist Bottle signed by UK national champion coach John Calipari
Maker’s Mark Triple Crown Signature Bottle signed by jockeys Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruguet, and Steve Cauthen
“In an effort to allow bidding to Secretariat fans across the globe, you may submit an auction bid” on their website. “Bidders can place their maximum bid amount below and it will be integrated into the silent auction of the bottles on the day of the event.”
“The Meadow Team Signature Bottle bidding has no reserve, however, on-line bidders will be charged a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee per bid to directly benefit the Secretariat Foundation, and also receive a complimentary gift as a token of appreciation for placing a bid…For more information or assistance with on-line bidding, contact [email protected]”
What To Know About The Event
A new bottle and event is coming your way! If you haven’t gotten the e-mail yet from MM here’s what you are missing:
“…We are kicking off Bourbon Festival weekend at our “home,” the National Historic Landmark Maker’s Mark distillery on Thursday, September 19th with The Delectable Distillery Tour, an exclusive walking bourbon dinner tour through the entire distillery featuring entrees and cocktails cooked with and inspired by Maker’s™ or Maker’s 46®.
This first-ever elegant two hour experience will benefit APRON, Inc., a Louisville-based not-for-profit whose mission is to provide temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville, KY metro area who work at locally owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, injury or other issues….”
“…Tickets can be purchased beginning Wednesday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. (EST) and are $100 per person. Due to the limited capacity of the event, tickets will be limited to 2 reserved seats per Ambassador. Seating is extremely limited; do not wait to purchase your tickets. Seating availability will be offered at the eight times below and must be chosen during the ticket purchase process (the screen will notify you of how many seats remain for each seating time):
5:40 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:20 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
To purchase your tickets for the extraordinary The Delectable Distillery Tour, beginning Wednesday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), click here:
NOTE: Once you enter the Apron, Inc. website, you will be required to provide your name, address, e-mail address, name of your guest, etc. At the end of the order your credit card information will be entered and your reservation confirmed. You will be sent an automatic email confirmation of your purchase. Physical tickets to the event will be mailed to you at the address you provide by September 6, 2013 and must be brought with you in order to receive admittance to the event as well as photo ID. The seating time you select is final and may not be changed. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable….”
What To Know About The Bottle
2013: The Delectable Distillery Tour
Front Label: The color of the label is black with the logo featured above on the front.
Left Side Label: Has place: “Maker’s Mark Distillery Loretto, KY”, Date: “Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013″, and liquor legality text.
Right Side Label: At top: APRON logo, and below reads: “The mission of APRON, Inc., is to provide temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage industry workers in Louisville, Ky., metro area who work at locally owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, injury or other issues. www.aproninc.org”
Type of Bottle: Unknown (We’re guessing normal glass)
Size: 375 mL
Name That Bottle
2006: 3rd Annual Dave Ehrler Apple Patch Poker Run
Proceeds:Benefited the Apple Patch Community for mentally handicapped adults
Event Date: June 24, 2006
Number Produced: #120
Size: 375 mL, Flask
Series Info: There are at least two different bottles. Same label, two different shape bottles. (Flask and Normal)