Barrel of Blues was held on APRIL 20 2022 from 6-9pm at The 1616 House.
Guests of the event enjoyed a Bourbon & Whiskey Tasting of over 20 Bourbons
and Whiskey's provided by Clyde May's and RNDC; Hors D' Oeuvres were provided by Servis 1st Bank and Jennie Weller Catering; a Coffee Bar was provided by Hilltop Public House ; a Fabulous Cigar Lounge was provided by Sanctuary Cigars and LIVE entertainment was enjoyed by all with music by Mac Arnold &
A Plate Full of Blues!
The highlight of the evening was a
Special Guest Appearance of the Grandson of Clyde May- LC MAY!
Guests enjoyed visiting with LC May and learning more about all of the Wonderful Selections he brought
to the tasting.
It was such a treat for Montgomery to have LC May
be a special part of our event!
Rare Raffle Items that were awarded to the lucky winners here listed below!
All purchases were tax deductible and Raffle winners did not need to be present to win.
We look forward to co-sponsoring this Magnificent event again
with our Incredible Sponsors for
years to come!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
BARREL OF BLUES 2023
THE 1616 HOUSE
Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. christened the O.F.C. Distillery in 1870 and this legendary whiskey brand has been revered ever since. The most state-of-the-art distillery of its era featured copper fermentation vats, column stills, and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system, still used in our aging warehouses today. This very rare and collectable bourbon honors the O.F.C. Distillery, a National Historic Landmark known today as Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each hand-cut crystal bottle is vintage dated according to the specific year in which the bourbon was distilled. Enjoy this whiskey of a bygone era, sourced from barrels of yesteryear. For this year's Barrel of Blues raffle, we have been graciously gifted a 1994 bottle that values at $30k.
WINNER: George McLaurine
Montgomery based artist, Emily Ernest, has been creating for many years. As a graduate in Graphic Design from Auburn University, she incorporates her design skills into her unique paintings. Utilizing a realistic technique, as well as her own personal abstract painting style, she has set herself apart from other painters. Her evolution into combining different techniques has allowed her to explore the full range of her talents, as she has always enjoyed both expressionistic and realistic styles. By combining the two, Emily has found a voice through painting that allows her to express herself and showcase the things that bring joy to her life. Her painting entitled "Single Barrel Melody", especially created for Child Protect's Barrel of Blues is valued at $3,000.
WINNER: Christy Kyser
This "Mystery Box" of Clyde May's Collection includes a bottle of limited edition Single Barrel Straight Bourbon, as well as four other Clyde May's core products. Clyde May experimented over the years to maintain his well earned reputation. Early on he discovered his proprietary award winning Alabama Style recipe. Later in his life he perfected it by using different proportions of grains in his mash. Aspiring to the same spirit, this limited edition Single Barrel Straight Bourbon has a distinctive, bolder mash bill than our premium, smooth straight bourbon whiskey. Each barrel is bottled one at a time and hand selected.