MISSOULA, Mont. (August 6, 2018) – The Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest hunter-conservationist organization in North America, has entered into an agreement with Michigan-based Prestige Imports LLC to nationally distribute a line of spirits that will carry the Boone and Crockett Club name including a straight bourbon, straight rye and American blended whiskey.
“Tradition comes with age,” said Ben B. Hollingsworth Jr., president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “American-made spirits and an outdoor lifestyle are both traditions closely tied to one another. The social aspects of hunting and fishing are very strong. Sharing the day around a fire back at camp after time spent in the field or on the water make the memories complete. After 131 years, we’re proud to now offer a label that speaks for the North American sportsmen and these traditions.”
The Boone and Crockett Club was founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt assembled a group of fellow sportsmen to become the first organization to promote the conservation of wildlife on a national scale. He named this new coalition of sportsmen after the hunter-heroes of his day, Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.
“Our strategic partnership with Boone and Crockett Club is based on a shared set of values, the conservation of wildlife and preserving America’s rich outdoor heritage,” said Tom Cleaver of Prestige Imports LLC. “Boone and Crockett Club whiskies are distilled and bottled by American craftsmen. Our straight bourbon and straight rye are aged two years, and the American blended whiskey is made from straight bourbon.”
Hollingsworth Jr. noted, “Today’s sportsmen should take great pride in knowing that hunting and fishing have become irreplaceable mechanisms for conservation. We’re offering our whiskeys as a celebration of this fact. That’s the message, and the message is the bottle. They will make a great gift for landowners, friends, family, and fellow hunters and anglers.”
The Club promotes fair chase hunting and conservation along with enjoying the outdoors responsibly. It encourages everyone to drink responsibly as well.
To learn more, visit www.booneandcrockettwhiskey.com.
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promote guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.