Indiana Father Auctioning Off $18k Pappy Van Winkle Collection To Save His Son

Nathan Perdue, an avid bourbon collector and father of young son with cystic fibrosis, is willing to do whatever it takes to save the life of his child.

click to enlarge Wyatt Perdue has cystic fibrosis. - PHOTO: PROVIDED
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Wyatt Perdue has cystic fibrosis.

A parent will do whatever it takes to save the life of their child. A Carmel, Indiana, father is looking for a way to save his two-year-old son and others like him by raffling his collection of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon valued at more than $18,000.

Nathan Perdue is an avid bourbon collector. As such, he has amassed a unique collection of bourbons. His young son, Wyatt suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that can severely affect all areas of the body where mucus is produced, including the lungs, sweat glands and digestive system. Early treatment can reduce or eliminate symptoms, which can be life-threatening. 

Perdue approached the Kentucky Derby Museum with the idea of raffling his collection to raise awareness and to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Tickets for the raffle, benefitting the Foundation, are $100 each, and only 4,000 will be sold. The winner of the raffle will receive a:

  • Five bottle limited-edition collection of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, valued at $18,250 by Justins’ House of Bourbon;
  • VIP Kentucky Derby Museum experience for the winner and up to three guests;
  • and a one-night stay at Hotel Distil for the winner.
click to enlarge These five bottles of Pappy Van Winkle are worth more than $18,000. - PHOTO: PROVIDED
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These five bottles of Pappy Van Winkle are worth more than $18,000.

The collection of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons includes a:

  • 2015 Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year – M Bottling Line, 82nd Day of 2015 at 10:47
  • 2011 Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 year – M Bottling Line, 278th Day of 2011 at 14:27
  • 2017 Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15 year – Year 2017, 256th day, Plant 01 at 07:46
  • 2011 Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B 12 year – M Bottling Line, 220th Day of 2011 at 10:31
  • 2020 Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year – D Bottling line, 225th day of 2020, Plant 01 at 20:14.


This story was originally published by our sister paper LEO Weekly and republished with permission. 

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