Baltimore, MD, February 15, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Year one of Baltimore Ravens football great Ray Lewis’ premiere and limited edition Kentucky bourbon called Ray’s Reserve is now available by reservation only beginning February 15, 2017. Members of the general public can now reserve their own bottle of Ray’s Reserve and have the chance to win an NFL football hand signed by Lewis.
Ray’s Reserve is Lewis’ flagship entry into the refined alcohol market through Daytoon Distributors, which Lewis co-founded and serves as CEO. The limited 100-bottle edition of Ray’s Reserve, a unique Kentucky bourbon, is the first of four major alcohol brands to be released in the coming years.
Award-winning bartender, best-selling author, and founder of the Museum of American Cocktail in New Orleans Dale DeGroff recently ranked Ray’s Reserve as an excellent whiskey during a blind tasting: “Barrel notes of vanilla, butterscotch, pecan, walnut, black pepper and hints of allspice, nutmeg and ginger… a floral note of apple blossom comes through on the palate and other fruits, like banana, raisin and fig come through in the nose and the finish... American barrel notes in the aroma like tobacco, ash, dill and coconut.”
“The release of Ray’s Reserve has been many years in the making,” said Lewis. “We have worked hard to create a unique bourbon for the American market. And I am looking forward to personally signing an NFL football to be given away to one of our random buyers.”
All profits from the sale of these first 100 bottles of Ray’s Reserve will fund the Time to Shine Scholarship & Internship Program for Women. This scholarship will assist high school female students, specifically targeting women who provide financial support for their families, by giving them a hand up to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Time to Shine Scholarships can also be awarded to female recipients who have overcome extraordinary obstacles, including poverty, domestic violence and drug abuse.
“The response has been overwhelming,” said Mark Bloomquist, co-founder of Daytoon Distributors with Lewis. “We’ve had lots of interest so far in this first alcohol brand, and we look forward to more people enjoying Ray’s labor of love.”
Ray’s Reserve was bottled on May 15, 2016, Lewis’s birthday. Ninety-four bottles currently remain from the initial single-barrel, 100-bottle pour. To order one of the last 94 bottles of Ray’s Reserve, visit RaysReserve.com or Team52USA.com. Reservation forms will be available on both websites until all bottles are reserved. No phone orders will be accepted. Reservations are first-come, first-served with a limit of one bottle per customer. All remaining bottles will be priced at $250. And all 100 bottles are signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.
Bottle pickup times and locations will be mailed out once all reservations are confirmed by phone call and email. Those who purchase one of this year’s debut bottles of Ray’s Reserve will have the first option to purchase a bottle next year (available Winter 2017/Spring 2018).