HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will hold its first Limited-Release Lotteries of 2017 in March, providing the opportunity to purchase four different highly sought-after bourbons and rye whiskeys. A total of 258 bottles will be offered for sale through the lotteries.
Pennsylvania residents and licensees have until 11:00 PM Saturday, March 18, to opt in to one or all of four separate lotteries, which feature the following products:
- Lottery One features 12 bottles (nine for individual consumers, three for licensees) of WhistlePig Boss Hog, a straight rye whiskey aged for 14 years and bottled at barrel proof, 125 proof. The retail price for each 750 milliliter bottle is $279.99.
- Lottery Two features 72 bottles (54 for individual consumers, 18 for licensees) of Four Roses Small Batch 2016 Limited Edition, a barrel-strength bourbon at 111.2 proof. The retail price for each 750 milliliter bottle is $99.99.
- Lottery Three features 84 bottles (63 for individual consumers, 21 for licensees) of High West A Midwinter Night's Dram, a limited-edition blend of older rye whiskeys aged in new, charred white American oak and finished in French oak port barrels, according to the distillery. The retail price for each 98.6 proof, 750 milliliter bottle costs $94.99.
- Lottery Four features 90 bottles (68 for individual consumers, 22 for licensees) of Parker's Heritage, a 24-year-old, bottled-in-bond bourbon bottled at 100 proof. The retail price for each 750 milliliter bottle costs $249.99.
Individual consumers and licensees interested in entering one or more lotteries must be registered customers at www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com with billing information on file. Each participant is encouraged to verify that accurate, up-to-date billing information is associated with his or her customer account, to prevent transaction delays or cancellations.
Lottery participants may opt into one, several or all lotteries. Purchase is limited to one bottle per household, per lottery.
In light of attempts by previous lottery winners to illegally resell products obtained through Limited-Release Lotteries, the lottery Terms and Conditions have been updated to remind residents that the sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is strictly prohibited under Pennsylvania law. When entering a Limited-Release Lottery, a participant will be asked to acknowledge that he or she has read and understands these terms and conditions.
Limited-Release Lotteries are open to Pennsylvania residents and licensees age 21 or older who provide both a verifiable Pennsylvania billing address and a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store address at registration. Any registrant with a billing address that can't be verified as a Pennsylvania address will be removed from the lottery. Entries will be vetted for duplicative names, addresses and other information, and duplicates will be deleted from the lottery pool.
Lottery drawings will be witnessed by an independent third party. Winners will be selected at random by computer program. Participants will be notified by email when the lottery process is complete.
To opt in to one or more of these lotteries, visit the Limited-Release Lottery web page at www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com, which can be found under the "Events" tab.
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov.
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