In honor of the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic 1973 Triple Crown win, Charlottesville-based Ragged Branch Distillery has crafted a limited-edition bourbon: Ragged Branch Secretariat Reserve Straight Bourbon. This bourbon was made with grain sourced from land where Secretariat was born and raised in Caroline County at The Meadow. This bourbon will be made available to purchase with two opportunities: online lottery and an in-store release.
Ron Turcotte Signed Bottle Lottery | March 29 – 31
Bottles signed will be offered via online lottery March 29 – 31. Ron Turcotte is the jockey who rode Secretariat to victory in the 1973 Triple Crown – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.
Unsigned Bottle Release | April 22
On April 22, Virginia ABC will release unsigned bottles of Ragged Branch Secretariat Reserve Straight Bourbon for purchase in-store only (online ordering will not be available). To make this limited availability product available to as many customers as possible, store purchases will be restricted to one bottle per customer per day. Each Virginia ABC store will receive a limited number of bottles of this product.
The following products are in very high demand, and available inventories are insufficient to meet public demand. To provide all customers with the greatest opportunity to purchase these highly sought products, during store hours on any given day of the week, ABC will announce the store locations where these products are available for purchase. The timing and store locations will be random to discourage individuals from lining up outside stores for extended periods or seeking information that gives them an unfair advantage, enabling them to purchase these items ahead of other customers. Additionally, to make these products available to as many customers as possible, Virginia ABC is restricting purchases to one bottle per customer per day from all the limited availability products offered in any location. These products are only available for in-store purchase and are not available for order through ABC’s special order process.
For more information, see the limited availability FAQs.
Virginia ABC is limiting the purchase of these products to three bottle per product per customer or license number per day. Licensee customers may purchase one bottle per product of “three per customer per day items” per licensed establishment per day. Each license requires a separate individual to purchase.
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