Eagle Rare Announces Top 20 Nominees for the Third Annual Rare Life Award

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Voting Remains Open until January 4, 2013 for $30,000 Grand Prize

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We encourage the public to continue to vote for the story that inspires them the most at www.eaglerarelife.com. We look forward to announcing finalists and the grand prize winner next February

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey today announced the top 20 nominees for its 2013 Rare Life Award.

This award, now in its third year, recognizes those whose lives embody Eagle Rare’s passion for excellence and demonstrate the epitome of key characteristics: courage, leadership, survival, heroism, devotion and character. Since nominations and voting began in May of this year, 142 stories have been nominated and those nominees have received 320,725 votes thus far through Eagle Rare’s website at http://www.eaglerarelife.com. The Grand Prize award winner will be awarded a $30,000 donation to the charity of their choice. In addition, six others will be selected and awarded $3,000 to the charity of their choice. The total prize pool has been tripled since the award was initiated. Those top nominees, who have received the most votes thus far, are:

Al Cecere                             Lakewood, TN
Amanda Charney             Eagleville, NJ
Anna Cannan                     Arlington Heights, MN
Christy Broady                     Greenfield, IN
Dana Nelson                     Mechanicsville, VA
Dr. Peter Sharpe             Havana, CA
Evelyn Flengas             Virginia Beach    , VA
Julie Genser                     Parker, AZ
Keith P. Taylor                     New York, NY
Kenny Allred                      Hendersonville, TN
Mac McQuown                     Manchester, NH
Maggie Harrison             Astoria, NY
Matt Kerner                      Louisville, KY
Phil Taylor                     Carrollton, TX
Rachel Reynolds             Ashland, VA
Shannon Henn              Dallas, CO
Stacy Ann Lewis             Deltona, FL
Stephen Wampler             San Diego, CA
Tim Miller                             Milton, TX
Tonya M. Evans             Indianapolis, IN

At the end of the voting, seven finalists will be selected from the top 20 nominees that receive votes. One of those seven finalists will be chosen as the Grand Prize 2013 Rare Life Award winner, which will be announced in early February 2013.

Kris Comstock, Eagle Rare brand manager said, “We continue to be amazed at the number of inspirational rare lives that have been nominated. They all are to be saluted for the positive impact they have on the lives of others. We encourage the public to continue to vote for the story that inspires them the most at http://www.eaglerarelife.com. We look forward to announcing finalists and the grand prize winner next February.”

Entries are now posted at the Eagle Rare website online and the general public can continue to vote on who they think most embodies the “Rare Life” core values through January 4, 2013. Winners will be chosen from the top 20 stories that have received the most votes and announced in early February 2013.

About Eagle Rare Bourbon
Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is part of the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery, a family-owned company based in Frankfort, (Franklin County), Kentucky. The Distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Eagle Rare Bourbon is a 10-year-old single barrel bourbon that has won multiple awards, including five double gold medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To learn more about Eagle Rare visit http://www.eaglerarelife.com.

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