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, the company announced. 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 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 that 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.”
“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, the distillery said, and 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.
The Carroll Shelby Vodka is a unique blend from GLACIER45’s award-winning vodka line. This 80 proof Vodka is distilled with non-GMO/Kosher corn, making it naturally gluten-free and is gravity fed extensively.
“The way that GLACIER45 Distillery uniquely developed these spirits around the Shelby brand is truly fantastic,” said Cummings. “The Carroll Shelby Bourbon Whiskey and Carroll Shelby Vodka are available in such limited runs that they offer great potential for collectability.”
Only a small number of bottles of each spirit is available and 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.