Wyatt’s Winter Rare Whiskey Auction 2019

It’s time for the annual Wyatt’s Winter Rare Bourbon Auction!

This year’s festivities will start at 2 p.m., on Saturday, November 30, at the Silo in the center of the store. (Bidders are encouraged to register in-person, beginning at 1 p.m.)

All proceeds, after costs, will go toward the City of Longmont’s Fourth of July Firework Display. This year’s items include:

-Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year

-Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year

-Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year

-Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year

-Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Yr. Cask Strength

-Parker’s Heritage Heavy Char Rye 8 Year Old

-Thomas H. Handy Rye Cask Strength

-Maker’s Mark RC6 Limited Release

-Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition

-Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

-Booker’s Limited Edition 30th Anniversary

-Sam Adams Utopias (2)

-George T. Stagg Cask Strength

-William Larue Weller Cask Strength

Join us for a shot at these renowned Bourbons and raising funds for a great local cause through this special fun event.

**Bidders are encouraged to arrive around 1:00 p.m. for a simple registration process for numbered paddles.**

DO NOT CALL or MESSAGE ABOUT EARLY PURCHASE. THESE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY DURING THIS FUNDRAISING EVENT.

–This event will be updated as details become available.–

(Please note this is not a tax deductible auction.)

Wyatt’s Winter Rare Whiskey Auction 2018

This year’s rare whiskey auction takes place on Saturday, November 24th at 2 p.m., in the Silo at the center of the store.

Available items in this year’s charity auction include:

-Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbons, ages 10, 12, 15, 20, & 23 Years Old!

-George T. Stagg Barrel Proof Bourbon

-Thomas Hardy Sazerac Rye Barrel Proof

-Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Whiskey

-Four Roses Limited Edition Barrel Strength, 130th Anniversary

-Parker Heritage Collection Bourbon, Finished in Orange Curacao Barrels, 110 Proof

-High West “A Midwinter Nights Dram”

-Evan & Pike Reserve Solera

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

William LaRue Release (from W. L. Weller/Buffalo Trace Antique Collection) 134.6 Proof

 

100% of the profits of this year’s auction will go to help support a local member of the Longmont community with medical treatment and recovery for cancer.

Please join us for a shot at these renowned Bourbons and raising funds for a great local cause through this special fun event.

**Bidders are encouraged to arrive around 1:00 p.m. for a simple registration process for numbered paddles.**

(Please note this is not a tax deductible auction.)

Wyatt’s Winter Rare Whiskey Auction 2017

This year’s rare whiskey auction takes place on Saturday, December 2nd at 2:00 pm.

Some of the available items in this year’s charity auction include:

  • Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbons, ages 15, 20, & 23 Years Old!
  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year
  • Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year
  • George T. Stagg Barrel Proof
  • Thomas Hardy Sazerac Rye Barrel Proof
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
  • Weller Barrel Proof
  • Four Roses Limited Edition Barrel Strength
  • Stranahan’s rare 1.75 Litre size, from Wyatt’s Barrel Select program
  • Sam Adams Utopia
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • And more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, 100% of the profits will go to help Longmont police Officer Kyle Zulauf’s ongoing fight against pancreatic cancer. The funds raised will help support Officer Zulauf and his family with medical treatment and recovery.

We will present a check to the Fraternal Order of Police for Officer Zulauf at the Village at the Peaks’ Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2nd at 4:00 pm.

We believe that Officer Zulauf and his family will be joining us at the tree lighting and wish to invite all of you to join us for the event.

Please join us for a shot at these renowned Bourbons and raising funds for a great local cause through this special fun event.

Why Wyatt’s Wet Goods?

Why Wyatt’s Wet Goods?

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Wyatt’s is the brain child of Dennis, Joe, Hannah and Lindsey. The inspiration comes from a love of the adult alcohol beverage industry, particularly the retail environment. It has been asked who we are and where are we from. Dennis’ (that’s me, the short old bald guy in the picture) grandfather Harry was the Yuma county sheriff in Eastern Colorado where he and his brothers homesteaded in the late 1800’s until The Great Depression.

When they lost everything he followed so many desperate folks to Ward, Colorado (up Left Hand Creek above Boulder) to eke out survival as he and his sons started numerous little gold claims in the late 1920’s. Like most at that time, every success he gained went back into dry holes. Eventually in the late 1930’s he moved the family to Loveland, while a few family members stayed in the Denver/Longmont area.

My father returned from WWII to Live in Loveland and I joined the Dinsmore clan in ’49 in Loveland. Even with extensive travel, I have never moved from Colorado, but was fortunate to find a delightful bride from out of state. During the past 46 years I have worked for wine and spirits importers, suppliers, restaurants, while living in Colorado. After founding Wilbur’s in Fort Collins in 2000, I retired in 2014 to let my son (who was obviously running it quite well) spread his wings and fly on his own.

Next to me in the picture are two of my grandchildren (5th generation Coloradoans) with Lindsey, my daughter in-law and partner here Wyatt’s. Lindsey is a RN, balances our books and is a great mom and addition to both my family at the store and home. Olivia (the little blonde) loves to come to work with Grampa and can be seen carrying empty cardboard to the front of the store in her polka dot apron. She drives a hard bargain and wants special lunches and “piggy bank” money for her work.

Joe, a managing partner, is my son’s best friend since grade school when his family moved to Loveland. When Joe turned 21 years he went to work with me to build Wilbur’s. Joe and my son played baseball together from junior high through high school and I got to know him and his family very well sitting through what seemed like thousands of games all over Colorado and Kansas. He is a great guy and a talented partner to have here at the store. After receiving his Bachelor’s at University of Northern Colorado, Joe went on to a Masters’ Degree with certification as a clinical psychologist. He is a bright young man and is going to replace me, like my son did, when I grow old. Joe is the one on the left, looking like the Verizon commercial “Can you hear me now” guy in the picture.  Next to him is his wife, a clinical speech pathologist, and their two spirited little girls.

Our other managing partner is the raven haired Hannah (waving in Wyatt’s online video at Wyattswetgoods.com). She grew up here in Longmont and went with her parents when they were missionaries assigned to Austria. We met when she was at CSU in Fort Collins, working for me about 5 years before joining our new venture. I invited Hannah to partner with us as she has an ability to multitask when I get lost in the fray.  She is a delight to work with while running the front end of the store and does all the hiring and training. If you come by and talk German with her she lights up with enjoyment and may chat your ear off.

With the support of several investors from Boulder and Denver, and a great crew, that’s the Wyatt’s family. We hope you get to know our new store for being a fun, super friendly, well-stocked, huge selection, great service, locally owned and operated “Wet Goods Supplier” for your adult beverage selections.

Thanks for your support.

Your local Colorado crew here at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, keeping Colorado Local.