If you’re on my site, chances are that you enjoy your spirits. (Duh.) Why not do good WHILE enjoying your spirits? The companies below let you by giving back. Now that’s something I can really sink my straw into.
RED RIVER WHISKEY | RRW gives back to wildlife conservation and has neat drawings on the bottles. Oh, and it’s a local business and delicious. Win-win-win.
Check out William‘s review here: Red River Whiskey Review
SNOW LEOPARD VODKA | “a unique new vodka made from the distinctive spelt grain and distilled six times in small batches using natural spring water and was born out of the desire to save the Snow Leopards from extinction, so 15% of the proceeds is donated directly to Snow Leopard conservation projects.”
VeeV | while you’re “cheating on your vodka” with VeeV, you’re drinking one of the most eco-friendly liquors on the market. Along with that, they have donated $200,000 to green-minded non-profits and planted more than 40,000 trees (1 cocktail = 1 tree planted).
JIM BEAM | “Jim Beam has partnered with Operation Homefront to provide emergency assistance to the U.S. military, the families thy leave behind, and wounded warriors when they return home. This marks the sixth year that Jim Beam has donated to the organization, resulting in over $900,000 in donations.”
VIVA Tequila | “10% of net proceeds donated to animal abuse prevention. VIVA XXXII supports organization like SPCALA, ASPCA, and START,regularly donating to animal welfare charities that make a difference.”
ONE HOPE WINE | produced in partnership with Rob Mondavi, Jr., HALF of their profits are donated to their partner causes – each varietal supports a different cause.
AFRICAN PASSION | “For every bottle of African Passion Wine, 10% of the profits will go to support TransAfrica Forum, an organisation dedicated to the human rights and social justice advocacy of the African world.”
FLIPFLOP WINES | the apparent fun-loving brand donates to charity on a regular basis thanks to feedback from its fans. Case in point: they announced on 9/15/14 that they’d be donating $100,000 to four charities picked by their fans.
FINNEGANS | “100% of profits go to the Finnegans Community Fun to be used for good.” (Available in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota)
TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER …
NAPA WINE CHILLER | this lightweight stainless steel ball (dubbed “balls of steel” by the company) can chill your wine or spirits without diluting it … and it donates 15% of proceeds to MD Anderson’s Cancer Center in Houston.
$29.95/ball, available at www.originalbos.com.
UNION GROWLER CO. | This local growler supplier claims that they “don’t pay [themselves] a dime; rather, [they] donate 100% of profits to organizations striving to make our world a better place.”
CAUSE | this “philanthropub” in DC donates profits (up to $100,000) to charitable organizations. They choose a different organization each quarter. More information.
If you know of another company along these lines that donate to charity, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list!