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SKYY® Vodka Toasts Marriage Equality By Offering To Fund Marriages Nationwide

 SKYY® Vodka has today announced its “SKYY Says I Do” campaign in partnership with NYC Pride, as an extension of the vodka brand’s ongoing support of marriage equality and the LGBTQIA+ community.

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The award-winning vodka brand, in partnership with NYC Pride, will also host a pop-up wedding chapel for couples looking to wed in New York City.

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — SKYY® Vodka has today announced its “SKYY Says I Do” campaign in partnership with NYC Pride, as an extension of the vodka brand’s ongoing support of marriage equality and the LGBTQIA+ community. The campaign will cover the costs of wedding ceremonies for 100 couples nationwide via a digital sweepstakes hosted on Instagram in celebration of marriage equality, as well as host a pop up chapel in NYC.

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Starting today, couples will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win by creating and sharing a picture of themselves with their partner, toasting to marriage equality, and tagging @SKYYVodka and #SKYYSaysIDo on Instagram.

In addition to the social media sweepstakes, SKYY and NYC Pride, which supports community outreach efforts, are hosting a pop-up wedding chapel, which will be open to anyone and everyone 21+ in New York City looking to officially wed this holiday season. The pop-up will provide couples with everything they need for their big day including the venue, officiant, photographer, as well as delicious food and SKYY cocktails. For couples interested in getting married at the pop-up wedding chapel, all participants need to do is register their details and then show up ready with their marriage license on the day, ready to be wed. Consumers can register to take part in the pop-up wedding chapel on December 19, by visiting https://skyysaysido.eventbrite.com.

“SKYY Vodka’s support of marriage equality over recent years has supported organizations like Freedom to Marry to bring to life the Toast to Marriage campaign in 2015”, said Sean Yelle, Campari Sr. Category Marketing Director. “As a supporter of marriage equality, SKYY Vodka is proud to stand alongside the LGBTQIA+ community. The progressive spirit of SKYY Vodka is rooted in its California origins, and the brand is committed to making a positive impact on social justice issues that affect the community at large.”

Whether celebrating a wedding on the dancefloor, at the hotel bar or anywhere else, SKYY Vodka reminds you to do so responsibly.

ABOUT SKYY VODKA

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SKYY Vodka was born in San Francisco in 1992 and is steeped with the innovative and progressive spirit of California. Conceived by a first generation American inventor looking to create the world’s smoothest vodka, SKYY revolutionized vodka quality with its proprietary quadruple-distillation and triple-filtration process. SKYY Vodka is made with water enhanced by minerals, including Pacific minerals sourced from the San Francisco Bay Area, and filtered through California Limestone. Like many things that originate in San Francisco, SKYY grew from a tiny startup into what it is today. To learn more, visit SKYY.com. Please enjoy SKYY Vodka responsibly.

ABOUT CAMPARI GROUP

Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Global, Regional and Local priorities. Global Priorities, the Group’s key focus, include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, SKYY, Wild Turkey e Grand Marnier. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. It has a global distribution reach, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group’s growth strategy aims to combine organic growth through strong brand building and external growth via selective acquisitions of brands and businesses. Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, Campari Group owns 22 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 23 countries. The Group employs approximately 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano N.V. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPRIM), have been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001.

ABOUT HERITAGE OF PRIDE

Heritage of Pride, Inc. Is the volunteer-directed organization behind the official NYC Pride roster of events. Heritage of Pride’s mission is to work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate, and celebrate our diverse community.

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Koloa Rum Company and Las Vegas Raiders Partner to Launch Commemorative Bottle

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Limited-Edition Single-Barrel Rum Celebrates 45th Anniversary of the Team’s First World Championship Win

KALAHEO, Kauai, Hawaii /PRNewswire/ — In an extraordinary collaboration, Hawaii’s award-winning Koloa Rum Company has partnered with the Las Vegas Raiders in creating a limited-edition Kauai Reserve Five-Year Single-Barrel Aged Rum with commemorative bottle and box – honoring the 45th anniversary of the team’s historic first World Championship that resulted from a 32-14 win over Minnesota on January 9, 1977. Since 2021, Koloa Rum Company has been “The Official Ultra-Premium Rum of the Las Vegas Raiders.”

Limited-Edition Single-Barrel Koloa Rum Bottle Celebrates 45th Anniversary of the Raiders’ First World Championship Win

On Saturday, Jan. 7, a presentation will be held at Allegiant Stadium during pre-game festivities as the Las Vegas Raiders prepare to take on Kansas City. The pre-game presentation will feature Christian Howard, vice president of corporate partnerships for the Las Vegas Raiders, alongside Bob Gunter, Koloa Rum Company president and CEO and Frank Kibbish, regional sales manager of Koloa Rum Company. Together, they will unveil the official commemorative bottle to select Raiders Alumni who played in the championship game and to the thousands of fans in attendance.

Only 300 Single-Barrel bottles and boxes will be sold and are available exclusively in the state of Nevada. Members of the Raider Nation interested in toasting to the legacy of the Silver and Black can purchase the commemorative bottle and box for $159.99 at Lee’s Discount Liquor located at 4230 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 and several bars and restaurants such as Fuhu at Resorts World. A Commemorative Bottle Signing will take place on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 12-3pm. at Lee’s Discount Liquor on Rainbow, featuring Raiders Alumni Mike Siani, Henry Lawrence and Mike Rae.

“As the Official Premium Rum of the Las Vegas Raiders, we’re honored to partner with this legendary organization in creating this special commemorative bottle, celebrating the 45th anniversary of their historic World Championship win,” said Bob Gunter, president and CEO of Koloa Rum Company. “This exciting collaboration marks our first commemorative product release – momentous for Koloa Rum Company – and we’re happy that we can bring The Spirit of Aloha to Raiders fans on the ninth island.”

“The Raiders thank the Koloa Rum Company for recognizing and honoring our first of three World Championship victories with this commemorative product release,” said Raiders President, Sandra Douglass Morgan. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Koloa to celebrate the rich history of the Silver and Black.”

The Kauai Reserve Single-Barrel Hawaiian Rum is artfully crafted in single batches and aged for five years. Koloa Rum is distilled from the finest Hawaiian cane sugar, then carefully aged in charred American white oak barrels at Koloa Rum Company’s distillery in Kalaheo on the island of Kauai. Bottled at cask strength, Koloa Rum Company ensures its Kauai Reserve Aged Rum is of the highest quality, distinctly different and uniquely Hawaiian.

About Koloa Rum Company

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Established in 2009, Koloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian rum and ready-to-drink cocktails at its distillery in Kalaheo, Kauai and operates the island’s first and only distilled spirits Tasting Room and Company Store. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes its premium Kauai White, Gold, Dark, Spice, Coconut, Cacao and Coffee rums. Products are available for purchase online, at select retailers nationwide, and in Western Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, France and Japan. For more information, visit https://koloarum.com

See HERE for high-res images. Courtesy of Koloa Rum Company and the Raiders.

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Romania’s First Single Malt Whisky Kicks Off the Alexandrion Group’s Worldwide Tour on World Whisky Day

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To mark World Whisky Day on May 21st, the Alexandrion Group embarked on their world tour to promote the first ever single malt, Carpathian whisky, produced in Romania

OTOPENI, Romania /PRNewswire/ — The Alexandrion Group, the largest Romanian spirits and wine producer and distributor, is introducing the first ever single malt whisky produced in Romania. To mark this monumental occasion, the group has embarked on a world tour which began at the end of May. The first stop was a lavish event at the residence of the Romanian Ambassador to the United States in Washington D.C., on May 25th.

“I was delighted to support, on behalf of the Romanian Embassy to the USA, the unveiling of the first Romanian single malt whisky in Washington D.C. I am glad to see Romanian companies such as the Alexandrion Group, expanding overseas,” said H.E. Mr. Dan-Andrei Muraru, Ambassador of Romania to the United States.

Mr. Nawaf Salameh, Alexandrion Group’s Founding Chairman, said: “In July, Romania and the USA will mark 25 years of strategic partnership. This was a perfect context to present our Carpathian Single Malt Whisky in the country where we are building a very large distillery, and also at the residence of the Romanian Ambassador. I am grateful to Ambassador Muraru for his generosity in welcoming us all into his residence to celebrate one of the most important accomplishments in the history of our group.”

Under the direction of Mr. Salameh, and his master distiller, Allan Anderson, the group has developed a high-quality product made using 100% malted barley produced in Romania and pure Sub-Carpathian water, renowned for its quality. This single malt is distilled, matured and bottled at the Alexandrion Saber 1789 Distilleries, located near the Carpathian Mountains. Carpathian Single Malt is natural colored, unchill filtered and bottled at 46% alcohol.

Carpathian Single Malt was matured in Romanian wine casks, a world premiere in terms of single malt production. Alexandrion Group is one of the few companies in the world that use casks from their own wine production facilities to mature single malt whisky. Earlier this year, the Fetească Neagră variety was awarded the Double Gold medal in one of the most prestigious international wine competitions, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and is considered the best red Romanian wine, exhibiting spicy, smoky fruit characters and good tannin structure.

Three expressions of the first Romanian single malt will be presented to the world during the tour: Fetească Neagră and Pinot Noir as part of the Romanian Wine Cask Selection, and Madeira, as part of the Spanish & Portuguese Wine Cask Selection. Fetească Neagră and Madeira were initially matured in first-fill Bourbon casks, while the Pinot Noir expression was exclusively matured in Romanian Pinot Noir casks.

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Distinguished Master Distiller Allan Anderson says, “This whisky perfectly showcases our distillery terroir. The huge flavor impact of our malted barley, the pure Sub-Carpathian water combined with the unique flavors of Romanian and Portuguese wine casks make Carpathian Single Malt an exquisite whisky, which without a doubt, will become one of the best in the world as it further matures. The maturation in warmer climate regions versus Scotland (+41°F on average) might explain the unique, milder character of this superb whisky. Carpathian showcases this great potential and the clear quality advantage that we have versus other single malt whiskies of the same age, and we want to share our enthusiasm with whisky connoisseurs worldwide. The mash was double distilled in our distillery’s custom-made stills,” added Allan Anderson.

Visit: https://alexandriongroup.com/

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Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and American Forests Harness the Power of Art and Independent Creators at Tribeca Festival to Ignite Action for Tree Equity

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The award-winning whiskey unveils limited-edition “Art Barrels” and UnitedMasters Vinyl Collection available for purchase in support of Tree Equity

NEW YORK, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Returning to Tribeca Festival for the fourth year in a row, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is collaborating with independent creators and artists to converge film, music and art to ignite conversation and action around its Tree Equity mission in partnership with American Forests.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey will be commissioning a collection of interactive art by New York muralist “ELLE StreetArt” and UnitedMasters independent artists to raise money for American Forests’ Tree Equity program, ensuring everyone, everywhere can share in the benefits of trees. 

  • “ART BARRELS” – Is a first-of-its-kind art installation in collaboration with top touring street artist, “ELLE StreetArt” to transform Bulleit’s highly coveted bourbon barrels into unique artworks that will double as planters where Tribeca attendees can plant tree seedlings for Tree Equity. “ART BARRELS” will be stationed at key Tribeca Festival locations where festival goers can take part in seedling plantings – the first step in the tree planting process. The seedlings will then be cultivated and used in a future New York City tree planting, benefiting the local community for years to come. To date, Bulleit and American Forests have successfully planted one million trees, restoring more than 2,000 acres of US forest landscapes.
  • “LIMITED EDITION VINYL” – Bulleit Frontier Whiskey will host the opening night of the “Tribeca Music Lounge” to celebrate and support talented, up-and-coming independent artists. In honor of the artists taking the stage – Bulleit, in continued collaboration with independent music company UnitedMasters, will release a limited-edition run of vinyl featuring music from VIP showcase performers. The one-of-a-kind vinyl will include custom cover art by UnitedMasters artist, Chaz “ALLBLCK” Morgan.

“Like Bulleit, I try to push boundaries and experiment in everything I do, but especially when creating my art. I was really excited for the opportunity to use whiskey barrels as a new medium,” says ELLE. “But more than that, I feel a responsibility to do good through my art. Nature holds tremendous value and needs protecting, which is why teaming up with Bulleit to raise awareness for Tree Equity was a no-brainer.”

Following the festival, the limited-edition “ART BARRELS” and “LIMITED EDITION VINYL” will be available for purchase on Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online gallery, with one hundred percent of proceeds going to American Forests to further its Tree Equity mission shared by Bulleit.

“Partnering with independent creators in art, music, and film is a powerful tool for enacting change, and Tribeca Festival has long been a forum for independent creators who push boundaries,” said Sophie Kelly, Sr. Vice President of Whiskey at Diageo North America. “By tapping into the intersection of art and sustainability, we’re able to spread the powerful message of Tree Equity and give emerging artists a platform to showcase their craft.” 

Tribeca Festival ticket holders can stop by the Bulleit “ART BARRELS” installation to view Elle StreetArt’s commissioned work and take part in seedling plantings June 9-12 from 4-9pm ET outside Brookfield Place, one of New York City’s most dynamic building complexes along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan.

For the first time ever, Tribeca Festival is introducing the “Tribeca Music Lounge,” the newest addition to celebrating independent creativity in music for four days and nights of exclusive performances, special guest appearances and thought-provoking industry talks.  On Thursday, June 9, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey will host the opening night of the Tribeca Music Lounge to celebrate and support talented, up-and-coming independent artists from UnitedMasters including Yvngph, Allurr, PIERI, Paloma Ford and more during a one-of-a-kind showcase of live performances. 

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Earlier this year Bulleit and Diageo and UnitedMasters launched “Independent(s) Exchange” to open new avenues for independent artists and brands to collaborate on multi-faceted partnerships. Powered by 1.5 million independent UnitedMasters artists, the Independent(s) Exchange allows Diageo to directly invest in the next generation of pioneering artists shaping tomorrow’s pop culture.

Throughout the Tribeca Festival, ticket holders (21+) can visit Bulleit specialty bars at Spring Studios and Brookfield Place to enjoy delicious bespoke cocktails. As always Bulleit encourages adults 21+ to always drink responsibly. For more information and to stay up-to-date on its sustainability efforts follow @Bulleit on Instagram and Facebook.ABOUT BULLEIT FRONTIER WHISKEY

Bulleit, founded in 1987, is one of the fastest-growing whiskeys in America. The brand attributes that growth to bartenders and cultural partners who have adopted it as their own. The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey portfolio is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition, using a distinctive high rye recipe, which gives them a bold, spicy, yet distinctively smooth taste. The award-winning Kentucky whiskey most recently won a Double Gold medal for Bulleit 10 Year Old and Gold Medals for Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In 2017, Bulleit celebrated its 30th anniversary with the opening of a new, state-of-the-art distillery located in Shelbyville, KY. Constructed with a focus on sustainable practices including natural habitat protection, water conservation and local ingredient sourcing, BDC received the Highly Commended award for Sustainable Distillery of the Year at the 2020 Icons of Whisky Awards from Whisky Magazine. In 2019, a Visitor’s Centre at the Bulleit Distilling Co. in Shelbyville opened to share our modern, technological and sustainable approach to making great whiskey. In 2021, Diageo opened its first carbon neutral whiskey distillery in Lebanon, KY with Bulleit being the first and leading brand being produced at the site. supplementing existing production at the Bulleit Distilling Co. For more information, visit www.bulleit.com or follow @Bulleit on Instagram.ABOUT DIAGEO NORTH AMERICA

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Casamigos, DeLeon and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: DGE) and their products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world.

For more information about Diageo, their people, brands, and performance, visit www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice. Follow on Twitter and Instagram for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.ABOUT THE TRIBECA FESTIVAL

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The Tribeca Festival brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Tribeca will celebrate its 21st  year June 8 – 19, 2022.  www.tribecafilm.com/festival

In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, a private investment company with locations in New York and Mumbai, bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.ABOUT AMERICAN FORESTS

American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States, has been the pathfinder for creating healthy forests from coast to coast. The organization creates healthy and resilient forests in cities and large natural landscapes, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife.  The organization is driven by the power of forests to address two of the most pressing issues of the day: slowing climate change and advancing social equity. American Forests advances its mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building. We envision a world in which the significant environmental, societal and economic benefits of forests are fully realized and equitably available to all people. Learn more at https://www.americanforests.org/.ABOUT UNITEDMASTERS

Launched in 2017 by Translation founder and music industry veteran Steve Stoute, UnitedMasters provides a new industry alternative for independent artists. UnitedMasters gives artists access to premium music distribution services, a suite of tools to help them directly connect with fans, and opportunities for unique partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands. The UnitedMasters platform enables artists to operationalize their independence and maximize their creative and economic potential while allowing them to maintain full ownership over their master recording rights.MEDIA CONTACT

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