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Bourbon benefit gives $3.4 million for tornado relief

Kentucky Bourbon benefit gives $3.4 million for tornado relief

From left, Charles Zaborowski, owner, Westport Whiskey and Wine; Bill Menish, auctioneer, RJ Sargent Bourbon Crusaders; Fred Minnick, Bourbon Curator; Gov. Andy Beshea; Eric Gregory, Kentucky Distillers’ Association; Kevin Smith, Beam Suntory & Chairman of KDA Board of Directors; and Brian Haara, Bourbon Crusaders, present a $3.4 million check.

Organizers of the Kentucky Bourbon Benefit auction presented a check to Gov. Andy Beshear for $3.4 million that was raised to help relief efforts from the tornados that ravaged Western Kentucky in December.

Beshear said this was the largest amount donated to the state’s official Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund that will assist those impacted by the tornados and severe storms of Dec. 10-11.