Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our curbside event. It was so good to see some familiar faces and some new ones. We look forward to when we can have people in the distillery. If you missed it don’t worry. It is not totally over. Christmas Bourbon will be arriving in liquor agencies in Oct.
Christmas Bourbon 2020
Different than a traditional bourbon but much more than just ﬂavored whiskey, Christmas Bourbon® blends the taste and subtle aroma of holiday baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon along with orange peel and sweet cherry before ﬁnishing with a touch of licorice and clove.
Perfect whether you take it neat or on the rocks, in a Manhattan or mixed in your cider or nog. Gather your friends and family this holiday season, grab a bottle of Christmas Bourbon and enjoy a new holiday tradition.
Christmas Bourbon® 2020 has a series of four labels featuring the Guardians of Traffic. The Guardians stand at the corners of the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. They have been their since the 1930s and represent progress in the area of transportation. We like progress too. Oh and our new facility is on the river under that bridge. We like to think they are watching over our progress too.
This year we can’t have the normal open house to celebrate our annual Christmas Bourbon offering but we will have this curbside event. What is a curbside event? You purchase your items online and pick them up at the distillery on Sept 26th. between 1pm and 4pm. This is almost a week before the state will start shipping Christmas Bourbon to the state agencies.
You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase whiskey
Limit 2 bottles of whiskey per person 21+ in attendance at pick up (so fill up the car!)
We are not able to ship product to consumers, so these orders are *local pickup only*.
- Choose the products you would like to purchase.
- Follow the prompts to secure and pay for your product.
- You will get an email confirmation.
- Print the confirmation email. We can accept confirmations on your phone, but we suggest you save the confirmation email as an image so you can be sure it is available, even if cell service isn’t.
- Sept 26th bring your ID and your confirmation email to the main entrance of the Cleveland Whiskey Distillery between 1pm and 4pm. The address is 1768 East 25th Street.
- When you arrive, distillery workers will be on the street to meet you. All workers will be wearing masks for your (and our) protection.
- Show your ID and email to a Cleveland Whiskey team member.
- We will get your order and bring it to your car!
It is that easy.
Q. I didn’t get a receipt email, what should I do?
A. First, check your spam box, sometimes your email provider doesn’t recognize us. If you still can’t find it, send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you have what you need.
Q. Will Tom be available to sign bottles?
A. During check out there is an area for notes. If you would like your bottle signed by Tom Lix (our founder and CEO) please include that request in the notes during check out. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Q. Can I have someone else pick up my order for me?
A. The short answer is you can, but it will need to be someone who has your confirmation email and is 21. Also, keep in mind that we are limited to selling 2 bottles per person of legal age by the State of Ohio. So, that means the neighborhood can’t have one representative for the group come down and pick up everyone’s order. We need there to be enough people 21+ to accommodate the number of bottles being picked up.
Q. What if i want a specific design/color?
A: The only way we can ensure you get a specific design/color is if you purchase a set. We will be making an equal number of each design/color so all the cases will be mixed throughout the season.
Q. I can’t make it to the distillery on Sept 26th between 1-4pm. Is there any other way to pick up my purchase?
A. We may be able to make arrangements during normal distillery hours. Please put a note in the notes section upon checkout or reach out to email@example.com to request special arrangement. Please keep in mind we are still working with fewer than normal on site team members and we will do our best to accommodate everyone.
Q. The price for some of my favorite products is different than what I pay at my local store… why?
A: Liquor sold in the state of Ohio must be at the same shelf price across the state. However, cities and counties across the state have different tax rates. In addition, all transactions in Cuyahoga county are subject to the “Sin Tax”, which is not applicable in other counties. So the end price may be slightly different depending on where you purchase as a result of local taxes in effect. Please note all pricing on this site includes tax.
Q. Tell me more about the bottle limit… my local liquor store doesn’t have bottle limits, so what is this all about?
A: The short answer is: permits. The long answer is: pppppeeeeerrrrrrmmmmmiiiiitttttsssss. As a distillery, the federal and state permits we have that allow us to distill whiskey also place limits on what we can sell per person, per day. Liquor stores don’t have these limitations, since they don’t produce any of the products that they sell. We can’t explain the rational used by the authorities to come up with these rules, but they exist and we need to follow them.
We can legally sell up to two bottles per person, per day. We can sell and deliver more than two bottles to a single vehicle, so long as there are enough adults at the pick up so that total bottles sold divided by legal adults is less than or equal to 2.
In the event that your order has more than two bottles per adult, we will issue a refund for any bottles over the limit.
We would love to sell you as many bottles as you want, with no limits. But we would also love to stay in business, so the bottle limit will be strictly followed.
Q. Will Christmas Bourbon be sold in stores this year?
A. Yes! This curbside event is an opportunity top purchase Christmas Bourbon before it will hit store shelves and we will have the entire labels series available. We cannot guarantee that stores will have all four labels at any given time.
Q.What if my question isn’t answered here?
A. You can call 216-881-8481 and ask for Michael or email firstname.lastname@example.org