SILENT AUCTION ITEMS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATE
BY OUR PARTICIPATING SPIRITS COMPANIES AND SPONSORS.
100% OF THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHARITY.
THE SILENT AUCTION AT THE ISLAND WAY GRILL BENEFITS
THE ABILITIES FOUNDATION
Established in 1983 and governed by an all-volunteer board of trustees, the Foundation generates revenue from individuals, corporations, and foundations through special events, annual appeals, grant writing and planned giving. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to participate with dignity in everything that community life has to offer.
THE SILENT AUCTION AT THE MAIN EVENT AT THE CUBAN CLUB BENEFITS THE
Since 1960, Sky Ranch for Boys has been giving troubled kids a second chance. With the financial backing of the Sky Ranch Foundation and its network of contributors, Sky Ranch today is a 3,000 acre working ranch, a licensed special education school and an inspiration to those who know and understand its special work.
We are grateful for the support from our Sponsors and from each of the Spirits Companies who have made donations.
Some Auction Items are hand-signed by the Master Distiller. Some are rare collectables and some may be unavailable in the US.
ALL ARE PRICELESS!
A very PARTIAL LIST OF COMPANIES AND BRANDS DONATING
TO THE SILENT AUCTION
2 BOTTLES OF ZAYA RUM
Zaya is matured in fine oak barriques for 12 years before it is released. Produced using only the finest quality select estate sugar cane, it is produced only with natural artisan ‘Millenary Waters”, creating the purest quality production. Double pot distillation in small copper pots lends Zaya its unique complexity.
A CASE OF VIZCAYA VXOP CASK 21 RUM
Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21 is a rum rich in the Cuban Style. Made by a family that produced rum in Cuba since 1820, the present distillery, located in the Dominican Republic, is owned and operated by the family in the same Cuban tradition. A Gold Medalist at the Polished Palate Tasting Competition in 2007, it is best described as follows, “ Spicy nose (cinnamon, nutmeg, mace) with an abundance of spicebox flavors – nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, ginger – as well as honey and fermented nuts; very spicy finish”
A CASE OF BEIJA VIRGIN CANE RUM
BEIJA IS THE FIRST AND ONLY RUM TO RECEIVE THE NEWEST CLASSIFICATION ‘VIRGIN CANE RUM’ & JUST MADE ITS INTRODUCTION IN JANUARY 2008 (CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN MASSACHUSSETTS)
Just introduced by Kevin Beardsley and Steve DiForio,
Read Boston Article Herald on this dynamic duo
2 BOTTLES OF DIPLOMATICO RESERVA EXCLUSIVA,
HAND SIGNED BY THE MASTER DISTILLER,
BLEND WINE & SPIRITS
Diplomatica Reserva Exclusive, a rare Venezuelan beauty, received BEST OF CATEGORY, Rums aged 9-15 Years --and a Gold Medal at both the Polished Palate’s 2006 & 2007 Tasting Competition. Judge’s Notes “Redolent of rich caramel and chocolate, hazelnuts and burnt sugar; tastes sweet, smooth and balanced – delivers the promise of its aromas – delicious! Orange, chocolate, sweet mango – the flavor notes are endless; full- bodied, lush and rich, with a lingering finish that demands another sip”
2 GIFT BASKETS
EMPIRE WINERY & DISTILLERY
Empire’s range of spirits have received accolades, from industry aficionados and consumers alike. Their signature rye-based vodka, V6, is handcrafted in copper pot stills & is distilled 6x. V6 ‘redefines smooth’ and won a Gold Medal from the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Included are one each of their Limonela, Lemonela, Orangela, V6, Grappa and Mead. Located in Port Richey FL, take a distillery tour & visit their Gift Shop—it’s worth the trip!
2 BOTTLES EACH OF OLD NEW ORLEANS CRYSTAL, AMBER, CAJUN SPICE AND 10 YEAR OLD RUMS
Old New Orleans Rum was born in the back streets of New Orlean’s 9th Ward. This stepchild of the spirits world was conceived by a band of artists and musicians better known for consumption than fabrication. By dint of perseverance and their love of the good life, they managed to start production of what are now considered some of the world’s best rums.
SIGNED BOTTLE OF 20 YEAR OLD RON MACOMBO LIMITED ART EDITION Courtesy Of
This magnificent and exclusive rum is produced in Veracruz, Mexico, by Licores Veracruz, S.A. de C.V. Each bottle is adorned with natural fibers making it a unique art work, appealing to connoisseurs and collectors. This original packaging has recently won the World Star award from the World Packaging Organization ( Sweden ) and the Envase Estelar award from the Mexican Association of Packaging. Rum Mocambo Art Edition is being introduced in England, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
In the US it is imported by Mexcor International
SIGNED BOTTLE OF YPIOCA 160 CACHACA
!WORTH A TRIP TO FORTALEZA JUST FOR THIS SPIRIT!
Ypioca is the largest and most modern Distillery in Brazil and their frequently-visited Museum (www.museucachaca.com.br ) holds the Guinness Book of Records for the largest wooden vat in the world. Best of Category and Gold Medalist in the Aged Cachaca category/Tasting Competition 2007, it is best described as follows: “Rich crème brulee and toasted almond nose, with loads of spices and even a salt water taffy quality; tastes buttery and toasty, rich and robust with rippling notes of marzipan, spice cake, tobacco, fudge and chocolate; full-bodied, with a lengthy, nutty, candied finish”
Read the interview with Master Distiller/Blender Mr. Everardo Ferreira Telles
!We sincerely hope Ypioca brings this product to the US!
The Mini Cigar Bar™ has been featured in many publications as a "must have" item. The bag boasts a classic masculine feel with high quality studded leather, vintage-style hardware and three-pocket design. Three compartments (each large enough to hold a bottle of spirits or other accessories) divide its interior. It includes a cedar lined cylindrical humidor, insulated cylindrical container for ice, torch lighter and 4 acrylic glasses. All you need is that special bottle of scotch. Bourbon. RUM etc. and you are off to the golf course to spend some quality time with your friends.
Pyrat Cask 23, valued at $225+, “Opens with multiple dried and fresh fruit aromas – peaches, grapes, prunes, green figs and sherried walnuts; rich and dense body with ginger-peachy and maple sugar flavors; well-managed tannins and acids, with a powerful, long and strong finish”
Gold Medal Winner, 2007 Polished Palate Rum Competition