More than $70,000 Raised to Provide Aid to Cancer Patients Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN…  The first ever Barrels at the Bedford event, a whiskey and wine tasting event, was held on November 16, 2019, in support of Team Chad, with rave reviews.  Approximately 300 fans of whiskey, bourbon, and wines gathered at The Bedford help raise more than $70,000 for cancer patients.

The event heralded a celebration of great bourbons, whiskeys, and wines selected by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits and their distributor partners paired with delicious bites courtesy of The Clean Plate Club. There was also a cigar bar, silent and live auction.

“Team Chad is honored to have such a top shelf fund-raising event on our behalf,” commented Craig Reavis, Board Chair for Team Chad. “The proceeds of this event will enable us to really make a difference for cancer patients throughout the area.”

More than 100 products were featured, including highly sought-after bourbons and whiskeys like Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, and EH Taylor. In addition to the outstanding bourbons, an outstanding selection of wine and other spirits were on hand as well.

VIP guests were welcomed at 5:30 pm for a private hour of tasting dozens of highly sought after, allocated products from Pappy Van Winkle, Willett, Weller, George T. Stagg, Rock Hill Farms, Suntory, Bardstown Bourbon, Willett, Little Book, Sam Houston, among others.

“When my partners and I purchased Cool Springs Wines & Spirits earlier this year, we knew we wanted to include a significant component to philanthropy in Middle Tennessee,” commented Bret Moore, President & CEO of Cool Springs Wines & Spirits.  “We’re thrilled to be able to introduce so many new friends to some great wines and spirits and a fantastic cause.”

Auction highlights included priceless experiences such a Barrel Pick Tour for four and a behind the scenes distillery trip for ten – both from Buffalo Trace, other highly collectible wines and spirits, and catered dinners paired with select wines.

About Team Chad
Team Chad is an Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Nashville. This group of dedicated individuals work in memory of Chad Welch, a leukemia patient who lost his battle with cancer in 2007. The volunteers hold fundraising events that help fund programs and services benefiting cancer patients in Tennessee. They have partnered with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, University of Tennessee Medical Center, and Waves of Grace.
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