Beast of Bourbon: Ohio 'Bottle Lottery' Serves Up a Chance to Buy Rare, Top-Shelf Booze

The Ohio Liquor Control is allowing patrons to enter a contest to win a chance to buy a $2,500 bottle of rare bourbon along with four other expensive bottles of spirits.

On Wednesday, along with Ohio Liquor Control, the Ohio Bottle Lottery announced they are conducting an online drawing for the opportunity to purchase bottles of the rare bourbon, which include:

  • OFC Bourbon 1993 ($2,499.98 plus tax)
  • Double Eagle Very Rare ($2,000 plus tax)
  • Michter's 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon ($1,000 plus tax)
  • King of Kentucky ($249.98 plus tax)
  • Old Forester Birthday ($149.98 plus tax)

Contestants have until November 15 to submit the following information:

  • Ohio Driver's License Number - Ohio Identification Card Number
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Street Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Preferred OHLQ store location for purchasing the product if you win
Glass of bourbon
The Ohio Liquor Control is allowing patrons to enter a contest to win a $2,500 bottle of rare bourbon along with other expensive bottles of alcohol. Pictured above is a glass of bourbon on the rocks. Getty Images

All individuals must be over the age of 21 to enter the drawing.

Recently, fast-food chain Arby's, which was birthed in Boardman, Ohio, announced plans to release 80-proof Crinkle Fry- and Curly Fry-flavored vodkas.

The vodkas will be sold in limited quantities on November 18, and again on November 22 through Tattersall Distilling Company. The company will distill and bottle the flavors, which will sell for $59.99 each on ArbysVodka.Com (for those 21 and older). The liquors are made from premium potato vodka, cayenne, paprika, onion and garlic.

According to Arby's chief marketing officer Patrick Schwing, the Crinkle Fry Vodka is "a subtle tribute to its namesake, made with real kosher salt and sugar to honor the rich tradition of salted potato shapes."

"Though we've mastered the art of drive-thru fries, we wanted to take it one step further by making them 80-proof," Schwing continued. "Being a potato-based liquor, this limited-edition vodka is infused with Crinkle and Curly Fry flavor so Arby's fans who are of legal drinking age can responsibly enjoy our menu from bag to bottle."

Neville Craw, who serves as Arby's V.P. of culinary innovation and brand executive, stated in a separate press release that consumers can expect a "salty, potato experience" from each alcoholic beverage.

Newsweek has reached out to Ohio Liquor Control for further comment.