For Immediate Release
Contact: Jacqueline Posley, Communications and Legislative Liaison
Phone Number: 802-828-4932
802Spirits Rare Spirits Raffle
BERLIN, VT. – November 23, 2022 – The 802Spirits Rare Spirits Raffle kicks off on Friday, November 25 with 1,000 bottles of highly allocated and hard-to-find spirits available for purchase at retail price.
The Rare Spirits Raffle and Sweepstakes provide equitable opportunities for consumers and on-premise licensees, such as bars and restaurants, to purchase rare spirit brands that are not available in 802Spirits stores due to low allocation to Vermont from the suppliers. There is a $5 entry fee for each raffle and people can enter as many times as they wish. The proceeds from the raffle are deposited to the General Fund, which benefits Vermont communities.
The raffle allows winners to purchase one of twenty-five highly sought-after brands at retail price. This year’s list of rare spirits in the raffle includes Elijah Craig, Pappy Van Winkle, Old Fitzgerald, Elmer T. Lee, and other coveted brands. A full list is available at 802Spirits.com/Raffle.
This year, the Department of Liquor and Lottery will host two separate raffles for consumers and bars and restaurants. Thirty percent (30%) of the inventory for the rare spirits will be available to licensees as an opportunity to expand their spirits offerings and whiskey lists.
“We continue to work with our international suppliers to grow Vermont’s allocation of highly limited spirits so that more Vermonters and visitors can enjoy them, whether it be in their homes over the holidays or at one of Vermont’s cocktail bars or restaurants”, said Commissioner Knight.
The entry period will begin at midnight November 25 and end at 11:59pm on December 9. Each winner will designate their preferred 802Spirits store for pick-up. The raffle timeline is designed to ensure that bottles are available for winners to purchase before the winter holiday season. Full details and guidelines are available at 802Spirits.com/Raffle.
About the Department of Liquor and Lottery
The Department of Liquor and Lottery provides a regulatory framework of licensing, compliance, enforcement, and education for the responsible sale and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and gaming entertainment, ensuring public safety, and contributing 100% of profits to Vermont communities through the General and Education funds.