COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story features the tapping of Christmas Ale at Great Lakes Brewing Company back on Oct. 21, 2021.
The Ohio Bottle lottery is back this month with a chance to win the opportunity to buy one of five rare bottles. Here’s how it works:
You can enter the Ohio Bottle Lottery HERE now through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 15. Once your entry is submitted, you will receive a six-digit ticket number. Winners, who will be notified in late November, have the option to purchase one of the following rare bottles as described by Ohio Liquor:
- OFC Bourbon 1993 ($2,499.98 plus tax): Tasting notes for this bourbon describe cherry cordial on the nose followed by caramel and slightly smoked-oak. Dark chocolate, tobacco leaves and dates are found on the palate, followed by a lingering finish of leather, black pepper and cinnamon.
- Double Eagle Very Rare ($2,000 plus tax): Even after two decades of aging in an oak barrel, this bourbon whiskey is surprisingly balanced. Hints of vanilla, toasted oak and caramel lead to a gracefully aged oaky flavor. Like nothing you’ve ever tasted.
- Michter's 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon ($1,000 plus tax): Complex whiskey, great mouthfeel. A symphony of flavors plays at different points on the palate with molasses, holiday spice, chocolate, smoke roasted notes, dried fruit, melted butter and vanilla providing the highlights.
- King of Kentucky ($249.98 plus tax): Nose: Deep notes of dried fig, dark caramel, and vanilla bean with a light chocolate sweetness all sharpened with a hint of caramelized orange and lemon peels and a pinch of cinnamon. Palate: Dark caramel and dried fruit coat a layer of dark baking spices and toasted coconut notes brightened with crisp notes of citrus.
- Old Forester Birthday ($149.98 plus tax): Nose: Butterscotch and toffee dominate, supported by layers of sweet melon and corn bread. Palate: Rich oak spice and blackcurrant instantly warm coupled with light maple, caramel cake and white floral notes.
Winners must buy their bottle by Dec. 13 or risk forfeiting the ability to purchase, according to the rules. You must be at least 21 years old and a resident of Ohio to enter. The lottery is limited to one entry per person.
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