By now you may know about the commemorative bourbon being produced by Maker’s Mark that salutes Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks - and raises money for a kids-related charity.
I’m certainly no prude, and I do love my bourbon. (Though I much prefer the downstream Woodford Reserve.) But isn’t strange that we’re using booze sales to raise money for a kiddie cause?
I lived in the South for many, many years. When I was in North Carolina, I recognized how important the tobacco biz was to the state. Likewise booze in Kentucky.
We all also recognize the perils of alcohol and tobacco consumption, so why drag kids into a promotion quite obviously designed to promote a brand of alcohol?
What’s the difference between that and say, Coach K. in Durham partnering with Camel for a children’s cause? Or Winston-Salem-based Jim Grobe going the extra mile for Winstons - on behalf of the kiddos at Wake Forest?
There is no difference. Booze is every bit as bad for you as cigs, if not worse.
Again, I love my booze, especially a wonderful sifter of quality bourbon, but this promo really is bizarre - regardless of the state of its origination.