Glacier45 Distillery, Baker City, OR — May 30, 2021
It seems fitting on a weekend with memorable races at Indianapolis and Charlotte a racing legend is honored with the introduction of a commemorative special edition bearing his likeness. Carroll Shelby designed, built, and drove race cars. He is best known for his collaborations with Ford Motor Company on the Ford Shelby Cobra and numerous editions of the Ford Shelby Mustangs.
Carroll Shelby Collectible Spirits
The award-winning GLACIER45 Distillery has entered into a license with Carroll Shelby Licensing to create a special run of Carroll Shelby Collectible Spirits, which are available through select locations in the Western United States. This new line includes a Premium Carroll Shelby Bourbon Whiskey and Carroll Shelby Vodka packaged in a collectible bottle. Shelby and GLACIER45 Distillery have numbered and limited the bottles to a total of 2,000 of the Carroll Shelby Bourbon and 3,000 of the Carroll Shelby Vodka.
“Carroll Shelby has ascended from automotive icon to pop culture legend,” said Ryan Chaves, CEO of GLACIER45 Distillery. “His legacy as an automotive designer, racecar driver, entrepreneur, and author has created a massive fandom over the 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.”
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.”
Inspired by Carroll Shelby’s historic past, only a small number of bottles of each spirit is available; the design team for the collectible bottles included Carroll Shelby Licensing. Each is numbered and sold exclusively in-store at the GLACIER45 Distillery in Oregon, 10 Lee’s Liquors locations in Las Vegas, and Vendome Wine & Spirits in California. The Carroll Shelby spirit collection can be shipped within California only by Vendome Wine & Spirits-Toluca Lake, California.
For more information visit GLACIER45.com or contact Glacier45 Distillery at (541) 519-0081.
About GLACIER45 Distillery
An official licensee of Carroll Shelby Licensing, GLACIER45 premium spirits were inspired by Oregon’s active outdoor community and ultra-pristine mountain landscapes. Its distillery in historic Baker City, Oregon, is at the base of the Elkhorn Mountain range, which provides the company with amazingly clear water for all the spirits. All Vodka’s and gin are distilled from Non-GMO/Kosher corn making them naturally gluten-free; the products are also all-natural and have no additives. For more information, visit GLACIER45.com.
About Carroll Shelby Licensing
Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high-performance visionaries in the world. He was also a pioneer for modern automotive licensing programs; beginning in the 1960s, he began licensing his name and designs for various products.
He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which is the exclusive holder of trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories, and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, fax (310) 538-8189, write Carroll Shelby Licensing, 19021 Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248, or visit www.Shelby.com.
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