In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, a donation of $25,000 will be made to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association to assist those who have been affected by the flooding in the heartland of Bourbon
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month in September, Pernod Ricard USA and the Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) together will donate a total of $25,000 to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA). The funds will support KDA in their effort to help those who have been affected by the flooding.
Last month, flash flooding devastated Kentucky, displacing thousands of people and damaging roads, homes, schools, businesses and more.1 Pernod Ricard seeks to support the efforts to rebuild this region that has fortified approximately 95% of all bourbon production.
“At Pernod Ricard, conviviality and human connection are in our spirit. Our hearts ache for the state of Kentucky and we feel a deep responsibility to support a region that has provided our industry and consumers with unforgettable moments of togetherness over a glass of Bourbon,” said Craig Johnson, Head of the American Whiskey Collective, a division of Pernod Ricard dedicated to the Company’s American Whiskey portfolio which includes Jefferson’s, Rabbit Hole, Smooth Ambler and TX. “With this donation, we continue to recognize the imitable contributions and rich distilling history of Kentucky, as well as our role in restoring the communities impacted by these floods.”
“RNDC remains committed to responsible action through our enduring relationship with Pernod Ricard USA,” said Scott Lammert, RNDC EVP Supplier Business Development, Wine and Spirits. “There’s no better way to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month than by coming together in the spirit of conviviality to help the home of America’s ‘native spirit’ back on its feet after this catastrophic tragedy.”
The $25,000 donation joins earlier product donations from Pernod Ricard USA’s American Whiskey brands to the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Benefit auction held in August to raise funds for rebuilding efforts.
To learn more or make donations directly to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund consumers can visit: https://secure.kentucky.gov/FormServices/Finance/EKYFloodRelief.
- Kentucky and Missouri devastated by flash flooding. NESDIS. (2022, August 4). Retrieved September 16, 2022, from https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news/kentucky-and-missouri-devastated-flash-flooding
About Pernod Ricard USA
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA., the world’s second largest spirits and wine company. Pernod Ricard employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI) and is part of the CAC 40 index. The company’s leading spirits include such prestigious brands as Absolut Vodka, Avión Tequila, Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlúa Liqueur, Malibu, Martell Cognac, Olmeca Altos Tequila, Beefeater Gin, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Monkey 47 Gin, Plymouth Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin, Malfy Gin, Hiram Walker Liqueurs, Midleton Irish Whiskey, Powers Irish Whiskey, Redbreast Irish Whiskey, Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Lillet, Jefferson’s Bourbon, Smooth Ambler Whiskey, Rabbit Hole Whiskey, Pernod and Ricard; such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek, Kenwood Vineyards, Campo Viejo and Brancott Estate; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët Champagne, G.H. Mumm Champagne and Mumm Napa sparkling wines.
Pernod Ricard USA is headquartered in New York, New York, and has more than 1,000 employees across the country. As “creators of conviviality,” we are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices in service of our customers, consumers, employees and the planet. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active program to promote responsible drinking. For more information, visit: https://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com.
About Republic National Distributing Company
As a top beverage alcohol distributor in the nation, RNDC’s national reach helps suppliers by building strategic relationships with on- and off-premise customers to elevate their brands and reach their target consumers. RNDC currently operates in 38 states plus District of Columbia, with the recent addition of the New York market. To learn more, visit www.rndc-usa.com or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at reace[email protected]rndc-usa.com.
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