The recent tornadoes in Kentucky were unprecedented in their destruction and the time of year in which they took place. The rare December tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky, and several other states, left communities across western Kentucky completely devastated. It is likely the worst storm to ever hit the state. The most tragic loss of life and destruction left in the storm’s wake cannot be overstated. Currently, the death toll is 74, with 122 people still unaccounted for. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed, and 24,000 people are still without power during winter.
Walker Buehler, the Dodgers young ace, is stepping in to do his part for his home state of Kentucky. A native of the Lexington area, Buehler has decided to donate to relief funds.
Lexington's own @buehlersdayoff Walker Buehler is donating 3 of his personal bottles of @MichtersWhiskey including a 20-year, all signed by the All-Star #baseball pitcher, PLUS a @Dodgers jersey to the #Bourbon auction for tornado victims in Western KY. https://t.co/3zfQa3JI4B pic.twitter.com/eUJWySOzaD
— KY Distillers' Assoc (@KyDistillers) December 15, 2021
Michter’s is a gem of a bourbon. These bottles (particularly the 20 year old one referenced in the tweet) are a pretty penny. They’re great pieces to bid on for any Dodger fan or bourbon enthusiast. I admit to having a special place in my heart for bourbon. It’s one of my (too many) hobbies.
This is one of those situations where everybody wins. Buehler donates bottles he already had (or that Michter’s provided) signed by him, someone buys them and the money goes to help victims of this terrible tragedy. Buehler a few months back posted a few Instagram stories where he sampled some of his home bottle of Michter’s. This is not merely a publicity stunt, although it could be and it would still be a good cause. Buehler genuinely enjoys his Michter’s.
It is always encouraging to see those who have the power to make positive change do things to help people, and Buehler is the type of stand-up man who will always sieze those opportunities.
Dodger fans and Dodgers Nation extend our thoughts and sympathies to the people of Kentucky and all those affected by these storms.