Exciting Online Event Raises $105,000 in New Tuition Assistance Funds for Fall Term

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Louisville (the “Foundation”) today announced that its inaugural online bourbon raffle event generated $105,000 in tuition assistance funding for Catholic school students in need when they return to school in the fall.

Today’s exciting livestreamed drawing produced five winners who will claim their respective share of the 17-bottle rare bourbon raffle prize.

Foundation President Richard A. Lechleiter exclaimed, “Wow, what a fantastic outcome for our Catholic school families who are now reaching out to us for help this fall! This event alone will create a Catholic education experience for 50 families who can’t afford it – we can’t wait to do it bigger and better next year!”

“This event was so much fun! And we couldn’t have pulled it off without the incredible generosity of the Matt and Sherry Ott Family and our friends at Republic National Distributing Company, Brown-Forman Corporation and Chatham Imports. What a debt of gratitude we owe to each of you.”

“And finally, to everyone who participated in the raffle event, may God bless all of you! Because of you, we can say with confidence to every Catholic school family in need, “The Answer is Yes!”

About the Catholic Education Foundation

For over 200 years, Catholic schools have contributed significantly to the social, spiritual and economic fabric of our entire community.  The Catholic Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the growth and vitality of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded over $46 million in support of Catholic education.  Visit the Foundation at

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Drawing will take place on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. EST on Facebook Live at The Catholic Education Foundation, 401 W. Main Street, Suite 806, Louisville, KY 40202

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Lot 1:
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year
Pappy Van Winkle 20 year
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year
Old Rip Van Winkle 12 year
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year

LOT 2:
George T. Stagg
Sazerac Rye 18 year
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
Eagle Rare 17 year
William Larue Weller

LOT 3:
Weller Special Reserve
Weller Antique 107
Weller 12 year
Weller Full Proof
Weller CYPB
Weller Single Barrel

LOT 4:
King of Kentucky
Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection No. 18, Historic Barrel Entry signed by: Elizabeth McCall and Chris Morris
Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked signed by: Elizabeth McCall and Chris Morris
Old Forester 117 Series 1910 Extra Old

LOT 5:

LOT 6:
Old Forester Birthday 2021
Old Forester Anniversary Batch 01/03
Old Forester Single Barrel

LOT 7:
Knob Creek 18 year 30th Anniversary Limited Edition signed by: Freddie Noe, Fred Noe, Baker Beam
Knob Creek 15 year
Knob Creek 12 year
Knob Creek 9 year

LOT 8:
Willett Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel 9 year
Willett Family Estate Small Batch Rye
Willett KY Straight
Noah’s Mill
Rowan’s Creek
Pure Kentucky XO
Johnny Drum

LOT 9:
Four Roses 16 year Single Barrel
Four Roses Single Barrel OBSV
Four Roses Small Batch Select
Four Roses KY Straight Bourbon

LOT 10:
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch
Eagle Rare 10 year
Sazerac Rye

LOT 11:
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A123
Larceny Barrel Proof C922
Larceny Small Batch
Elijah Craig Toasted
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C920

LOT 12:
Calumet Farm 16 year
Calumet Farm 15 year
Calumet Farm 10 year
Calumet Farm 8 year

LOT 13:
Michter’s 10 year Single Barrel
Michter’s 10 year Rye signed by Master Distiller Dan McKee
Michter’s Toasted

LOT 14:
Forged Oak 15 year
Nelson Bros. Reserve
Belle Meade Reserve
Milam & Greene Single Barrel
Jack Daniel’s Bonded

LOT 15:
High West A Midwinter Night’s Dram Rye
High West Rendezvous
High West Double Rye
High West American Bourbon

LOT 16:
Baker’s 7 year
Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask
Basil Hayden Straight Bourbon
Basil Hayden Straight Bourbon 10 year
Basil Hayden Toast

LOT 17:
New Riff Straight Malted Rye
New Riff Straight Bourbon
New Riff Straight Rye Bourbon
New Riff Single Barrel
New Riff Single Barrel Rye
(This lot includes tour & tasting for 14)

LOT 18:
Maker’s Mark 2020 Breeder’s Cup Keeneland
Maker’s Mark
Maker’s Mark 46
Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
Maker’s Mark 101

LOT 19:
Old Forester 1870
Old Forester 1897
Old Forester 1910
Old Forester 1920
Old Forester Single Barrel – Barrel Strength

LOT 20:
Boone County Single Barrel 8 year
Boone County Small Batch
Boone County Pot Still
Boone County Bourbon Cream

Catholic Education Foundation, Inc. Gaming License# ORG0002777
Drawing will take place on June 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. EST at Catholic Education Foundation, 401 W. Main Street, Suite 806 Louisville, KY 40202