New bourbon created by Military Veteran Baseball Team: Louisville Slugger Warriors
Louisville, Ky. (October 6, 2023) – Barrels & Billets, Hillerich & Bradsby Co.’s (H&B) unique experience where guests blend, create and bottle their very own bourbon, proudly announces the release of their newest bourbon creation, "Against All Odds." This exceptional bourbon blend was created this past March at Barrels & Billets with the remarkable members of the Louisville Slugger Warriors, a competitive baseball team comprised of US military veterans, active-duty personnel, and wounded warriors who have faced extraordinary challenges both on and off the field. A portion of the bottle sales will be donated to the Louisville Slugger Warriors.
"Against All Odds" is a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Louisville Slugger Warriors and their dedication to overcoming adversity. The Louisville Slugger Warriors are a National Amputee Baseball Team that resides all over the country. They place in national baseball tournaments around the country and in special baseball game events, all against able-bodied teams. The players on the team have either suffered a loss of limb, partial limb, digits, eye and serious limb deformities. This exclusive bourbon is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, and it embodies the unwavering commitment to excellence shared by both Barrels & Billets and the Louisville Slugger Warriors. The Warriors are led by Head Coach and former MLB player Curs Pride, who is deaf.
"I am incredibly excited about this collaboration with Barrels & Billets and the opportunity to share our stories,” said David Van Sleet, General Manager of the Louisville Slugger Warriors. “'Against All Odds' is not just a bourbon; it's a testament to the resilience and strength that defines our team. We've faced immense challenges both on and off the field, and this bourbon symbolizes our determination to overcome.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Barrels & Billets invites guests for an extraordinary evening of camaraderie and bourbon appreciation on November 1st, from 6pm to 8pm. The event promises an inmate conversation with two members of the Louisville Slugger Warriors, offering unique insights into their incredible journeys.
Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 6- 8 pm
Location: Barrels & Billets Distillery, Louisville, KY
Ticket Price: $100 per person
Each Ticket to this exclusive event includes:
- A signed bottle of "Against All Odds"
- Two crafted cocktails from the Barrels & Billets bar
- One pour from Barrels & Billets’ Whiskey Wizard, which creates a custom bourbon recipe based on 13 quick questions
- Light h'ors d'oeuvres
This evening promises to be a tribute to the resilient spirit of the Louisville Slugger Warriors and an opportunity to celebrate the craftsmanship of Barrels & Billets. Join us in raising a glass to those who have triumphed "Against All Odds."
Limited Tickets are available, so secure your spot today. Visit www.barrelsandbillets.com to purchase your tickets.
Barrels & Billets is one of 3 venues at H&B’s campus located at 800 W Main St. in downtown Louisville, including the award-winning Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and The Skybox, a 5,000 sq. ft. event space.
About Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
Hillerich & Bradsby Co. is a fifth-generation, family-owned company, and manufacturer of sporting goods with roots dating to 1856. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the company makes Louisville Slugger® wood bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball®, for Wilson Sporting Goods. H&B also owns and operates the world-class Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the event space The Skybox and bourbon-blending experience Barrels & Billets in downtown Louisville. The company designs and sells Bionic Gloves® for a variety of sports and activities. Visit HillerichAndBradsby.com for more information.