Ever dreamed of sharing a glass of your favorite spirit with the late Carroll Shelby? Us too. Unfortunately, that dream is no longer possible to realize since his passing. Although we can take solace in the fact that his spirit lives on in many forms – pun intended. Because a little award-winning distillery called GLACIER45 has begun working with Carroll Shelby Licensing to craft a limited run of Carroll Shelby Collectible Spirits.
The bottles are available through certain locations on the West Coast of the United States. The limited run of libations include a premium Carroll Shelby Bourbon Whiskey and Carroll Shelby Vodka. The bottles the liquor comes in are collectible since the distillery has numbered each one and limited them to a total of 2,000 Carroll Shelby Bourbon bottles and 3,000 Carroll Shelby Vodka bottles.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the house of spirits that is GLACIER45, allow us to elaborate. Its distillery in historic Baker City, Oregon. Located at the base of the Elkhorn Mountain range, the distillery is provided with amazingly clear water for all the spirits it produces.
There must be something great in that water because the distillery has won awards and has now won the hearts of Carroll Shelby collectors everywhere. When the company provided a statement on the new partnership, it came from the CEO himself – Mr. Ryan Chaves. ”
“Carroll Shelby has ascended from automotive icon to pop culture legend. His legacy as an automotive designer, racecar driver, entrepreneur and author has created a massive fandom over that past six decades. GLACIER45 Distillery received a license from the company that he founded to give all those fans another way to celebrate Carroll Shelby through a line of premium spirits that reflect his passion for performance. Distribution continues to grow across the Western United States as word spreads about these collectible bottles.”
GLACIER45 recently sent out an official press release announcing the partnership. The contents of which can be read below:
“Like Carroll Shelby, GLACIER 45 has built a winning team. The company received several Gold medals from a panel of high-profile spirits industry judges. Winning Gold medals at the USA Spirits Ratings Competition is the ultimate seal of approval, demonstrating that GLACIER 45 Bourbon Whiskey is a high-quality spirit with broad consumer appeal.”
“Carroll Shelby and his racing team celebrated their victories with almost as much vigor as they did earning them,” said Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing. “Having spent decades working closely with Carroll, I’m confident he would love the quality of the new premium bourbon whiskey and vodka. Both were crafted and perform to a level that would meet his approval.”
“The Carroll Shelby Bourbon Whiskey is a special twist on GLACIER45’s bourbon recipe. It was specially made to be 98 proof as the number 98 was Shelby’s personal racing number used on multiple racecars that he drove and built over the years. One of those cars was the first Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, which dethroned Ferrari at Le Mans for the FIA World Championship.”
“The Carroll Shelby Vodka is a unique blend from GLACIER45’s award-winning vodka line. This 80 proof Vodka is distilled with the highest quality non-GMO/Kosher corn, making it naturally gluten-free. This Ultra-Premium Vodka is gravity fed extensively giving it a high-quality finish.”
“The way that GLACIER45 Distillery uniquely developed these spirits around the Shelby brand is truly fantastic,” said Mr. Cummings. “The Carroll Shelby Bourbon Whiskey and Carroll Shelby Vodka are available in such limited runs that they offer great potential for collectability.”
Some of the locations you can find the limited bottles are the GLACIER45 Distillery in Oregon, 10 Lee’s Liquors locations in Las Vegas, and Vendome Wine & Spirits in California. We’ll definitely be on the hunt for some!
For more information visit GLACIER45.com or contact Glacier45 Distillery at (541) 519-0081.