Lot Details & Additional Photographs
This spectacular bottle of OFC (Old Fashioned Copper) Bourbon is a part of philanthropic efforts by Buffalo Trace Distillery and is being auctioned to benefit The Histiocytosis Association.
The Histiocytosis Association
is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure. The Histiocytosis Association was charged no commissions or fees by Leland Little Auctions.
The bottle was distilled & barreled in 1980 and is only one of one-hundred (specifically, #12/100) bottles in the entire world with this recipe and aging.
Meet Jack (see Photos)
Jack "The Rock" Rubin was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) at just two months old.
As a result of his condition, Jack and his mother took up residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for 19 months. Jack underwent many major procedures and treatments including: multiple chemotherapy regiments, removal of his spleen, intubated on multiple occasions due to respiratory failure, which resulted in a tracheotomy, TWO bone marrow transplants, and a litany of other surgeries and medical interventions.
Today, now a healthy nine-year-old, Jack enjoys playing soccer, wrestling, and dressing up as superheroes. He loves to meet new people and instantly makes friends.
Histiocytosis is a rare blood disease caused by an excess of white blood cells called histiocytes. The histiocytes cluster together and can damage the skin, bones, internal organs, and/or central nervous system. The disease can range from limited to progressive multi-organ involvement that can be chronic, debilitating, and, in some cases, life-threatening. The majority of histiocytosis diagnoses are children under the age of 10, but it is also found in adolescents and adults of all ages. Histiocytosis affects approximately 1 in 200,000 people in the U.S. each year. It is often referred to as an “orphan” disease, meaning it strikes too few to generate government-funded research.
Vintage 1980, O.F.C. Distillery Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 45%, bottle replica of O.F.C. decanter dating back to early 1900s, includes dark wooden box bearing O.F.C. name in copper along with copper plaque depicting year bourbon was distilled, inside box is revolving door with bottle displayed on small riser, ocb (1 750 ml)