Rare Whiskey Raffle Night

We are halfway through 2017 and once again find ourselves with 100's of monthly customer requests for rare and allocated items. Our goals are the same as last year, which is to secure as many of these rare and allocated whiskeys as possible. The way to do this has always been by increasing our business with vendors and purchasing complete, private barrels of whiskey. Gordon's is rewarded with more allocated items when we purchase private barrels from distilleries like Four Roses, Buffalo Trace etc. More than anything, we want to make the allocation process fair and open. We can’t please everyone, but we can make as many people as possible happy with the way we release whiskey. We tried something similar last year, and it worked out well.

We’re doing a raffle again this year for our entire season of rare whiskies, from Pappy on down. And since selling our private barrels is what gets us these allocations in the first place, we’re making a direct connection between the amount of private barrel whiskey you buy from us to your share of the rare whiskey you directly helped us acquire.



  • This year’s Rare Whisk(e)y Raffle will be held on Saturday, December 9 at our Downtown Crossing, Boston location and simulcast (technology!) at our Main St. Waltham store.
  • To earn Rare Whiskey Raffle tickets, you may purchase any of the Gordon’s Private Barrel bottlings. Some bottlings are worth more, ticket-wise, than others (see below).
  • Note that this year, there will be no physical tickets issued at the time of purchase. All earned tickets will be tracked electronically in the Gordon’s point of sale database. There is no limit to how many tickets you can earn and you do not need to be present at the raffle to win.   
  • When making a Private Barrel purchase, please create an account in our database (if you don’t already have one) by giving your name, phone number, and email at the register. This will ensure that your earned tickets are recorded under your account. (Also note to the cashier that you are involved in the Private Barrel Loyalty Program. We advise you to keep your receipts as well.)
  • The deadline for earning tickets is December 4th for all store locations unless you decide to purchase more Private Barrel Bottlings on the day of the Raffle at the Downtown Crossing location.
  • Just like last year, there will be 20+ rare whiskies up for grabs at the raffle (provisional list below). Each whisk(e)y will have its own drawing so you can allocate your tickets to the specific drawing/whisk(e)y in which you are interested.
  • You can check your ticket amount at any time by calling any Gordon’s location or stopping in and asking a staff member.
  • Lastly, raffle winners will be able to purchase their bottle(s) at the brand's suggested retail price. We will not be hiking up our prices on any of the bottles.


$30-50 = 1 ticket
$51-75 = 2 tickets
$76-100 = 4 tickets
$101-150 = 7 tickets
$151+ = 11 tickets


*please note, this list will continue to evolve throughout the year

1 ticket

Gordon’s Private Barrel High West Double Rye
Gordon’s Private Barrel Knob Creek Single Barrel
Gordon's Private Barrel of Elijah Craig 

2 tickets

Gordon’s Private Barrel Kentucky Spirit
Gordon’s Private Barrel Russell’s Reserve
Gordon’s Private Barrel Four Roses OBSQ
Gordon's Private Barrel Four Roses OESF
Gordon’s Private Barrel Widow Jane Bourbon

4 tickets

Gordon’s Private Barrel Barrel Bourbon
Gordon’s Private Barrel Garrison Brothers Whiskey
Gordon’s Private Barrel Whistlepig 10YR
Gordon's Private Barrel of Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea 

7 tickets

Gordon’s Private Barrel Whistlepig Bespoke Old World 12YR
Gordon’s Private Barrel Gordon & MacPhail 21YR Miltonduff
Gordon's Private Bottling of Laubade Armagnac Cask Strength 1990

11 tickets

Gordon’s Private Barrel Kavalan Cask Strength Ex Bourbon Cask
Gordon's Private Bottling of Laubade Armagnac Cask Strength 1986
Gordon's Private Bottling of Laubade Armagnac Cask Strength 1979


Angel’s Envy Cask Strength
Weller 12 Year Old
Elmer T Lee
Parkers Heritage
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof
Elijah Craig 18 Year Old
Four Roses Limited Edition
Michter’s 10 Year Old Bourbon
Michter’s 10 Year Old Rye
Van Winkle 10 Year Old 107
Van Winkle 12 Year Old Lot B
Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Old
Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old
Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old
Antique Collection George T. Stagg
Antique Collection William Larue Weller
Antique Collection Thomas H. Hardy Sazerac Rye
Nikka Pure Malt 21 Year
Nikka Pure Malt 17 Year


Rare Whisk(e)y Raffle & Tasting, Saturday, December 9th at Gordon’s Downtown Crossing (39 Temple Place, Boston) & Gordon’s Main Street (894 Main St. Waltham). *The physical drawing will be held at the Downtown Crossing location.
2-4 PM: Walk-around whiskey tasting with catered food (at both locations)
4 PM: Rare whiskey drawing