Partnership Spotlight: Superfecta Sweepstakes

Superfecta Sweepstakes: Celebrate Derby with Pappy & Company


Derby is more than an event, more even than the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” it is a treasured holiday, a testament to our hometown and an embodiment of the rich history and legacy of Kentucky. We are honored to carry on our own family’s connection to the tradition and legacy of Kentucky and the intrinsic way that bourbon and horseracing is woven into the very fabric of our state’s history. We always look forward to finding a way to celebrate Derby so that we can share with all of you, and this year we have a super special, unique Derby themed Superfecta Sweepstakes for you! 

 We consider ourselves more than lucky to turn in one winning ticket on Derby Day, (although to be honest we are partial to an across the board bet in the hopes that our chosen horse will finish Win, Place or Show), so we are always intrigued when we witness someone cash in a Superfecta. Selecting the correct winning order of horses in the top 4 positions seems more than just a passing stroke of luck, but it inspired our Superfecta Sweepstakes: celebrating Derby with four recipes from four aspiring chefs from the Lee Initiative, to win a one-of-a-kind Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrel hand painted by famed equestrian painter Tyler Robertson.


Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel + Lee Initiative + Tyler Robertson + Pappy & Company Barrel-Aged Gourmet Collection
 = Superfecta Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes runs 4/25/2023 - 5/5/2023




1. The Lee Initiative: Let's Empower Employment

Fans of TV shows Top Chef,  or The Mind of a Chef, anyone lucky enough to have dined at 610 Magnolia in Louisville, read James Beard award winning “Buttermilk Graffiti,” or just anyone who pays attention to the culinary scene in general will be familiar with the name Edward Lee. An accomplished chef deserving of his many accolades, he has also devoted himself to his philanthropic mission through The Lee Initiative  founded alongside partner Lindsey Ofcacek, in 2015 to address the lack of diversity and equality in the restaurant industry. One of their signature programs, the Women Culinary and Spirits Program, creates a path to leadership for women in the food and beverage industry through mentorship, training, and continuing education opportunities. They uniquely understand that by elevating women into leadership roles brings more equity and diversity overall. 

A portion of proceeds from our Superfecta Sweepstakes will benefit the Lee Initiative and support their mission of  increasing diversity in the restaurant industry, continuing our efforts through our Bourbon for Good Initiative.

2. Chef Creations using Pappy & Company Products

We invited chefs and mixologists from the Women Culinary and Spirits program to craft unique recipes exclusively for Pappy & Company using some of our barrel-aged gourmet products. We let them choose and sat back and waited for the result, and we were not disappointed! Inventive craft cocktails, delicious desserts and innovative recipes incorporating our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pepper Sauce, and Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Brittle. We were inspired by their creative culinary takes and have created four bundles with some of our favorite Pappy & Company products to recreate their unique creations, or inspire you to create your own! 

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3. The Barrel

Among the many philosophies we have adopted from our great-grandfather Pappy Van Winkle, is the idea that "we age gracefully, not quickly." While very few things are valued for their increasing age, bourbon and the barrels responsible for their aging process are certainly an exception to that rule. And just like the bourbon that is lovingly aged within, each of the barrels carry a unique story. A bourbon barrel essentially has one purpose, preserving and aging the bourbon secured within, infusing flavor, color and character throughout the process. A fact some don't know, in order to be considered bourbon, a requirement is that the bourbon barrel itself is not reused for aging whiskey. Meaning once the bourbon barrel completes its job, although beautifully, it is essentially retired from the very industry it is responsible for!  A collector’s item in its own right, our genuine Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel is signed by Julian Van Winkle and has been hand painted by Tyler Robertson for the ultimate completely one-of-a-kind collector’s item.



4. The artist

Louisville artist and famed equestrian painter Tyler Robertson. Whose work has been celebrated and featured worldwide, who was chosen as the official artist of the 2018 Breeders Cup and is the youngest artist ever featured in the Cross Gate Gallery Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland Racetrack. Tyler also shares a similar philanthropic philosophy to giving back to his community and supports a variety of causes and missions both in Kentucky and beyond, including his annual live painting during the Giant Steps Charity Classic in Sonoma to raise funds for equine assisted therapy for cognitive, physical and emotional development.  We’ve been fortunate to partner with Tyler previously on a tee-shirt featuring his unique take on our iconic 23 Year pappy. He aims to create art that while modern will always be classic and his equestrian series portrays the beauty and movement of the sport. This unique hand-painted design beautifully represents the color, the life and the magic of the Kentucky Derby. 

So this is what we could certainly call a winning ticket! 

    Purchase any of our FOUR Superfecta Sweepstakes bundles, created to craft one of the specialty recipes from FOUR of the Lee Initiatives Women Culinary and Spirits program using a selection of Pappy & Company Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged gourmet food, food and bar favorites and be entered to win this incredibly unique bourbon barrel masterpiece! 

Happy Derby!

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