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Honoring Maryland’s Hunting and Conservation Excellence with Boone and Crockett Club Craft Whiskeys



MISSOULA, Mont.–Prestige Imports LLC and General Wholesale Distributors have partnered with the Boone and Crockett Club to create, produce and nationally distribute a line of premium whiskeys with the help of Anheuser Bush distributor network in Maryland. The partnership serves to celebrate the rich tradition of the outdoors and provide support to preserve Maryland’s hunting and fishing heritage with fundraising opportunities. 

“The distributors benefit Maryland’s hunting and fishing traditions by raising funds locally across Maryland by donating items to hunting and fishing clubs, which then use the money for local conservation projects,” said Ryan Luz of Katcep Brothers, master distributor in Maryland. “We are very excited to partner with Boone and Crockett Club Craft Whiskeys.”

The whiskey offerings include a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Straight Rye and American Blended Whiskey, which are handcrafted in a time-honored heritage.
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is 86 Proof, aged for two years and handcrafted. A responsibility to conserve nature and drink responsibly is a responsibility of all citizens. 

Straight Rye Whiskey combines small town, time-honored tradition for a rich and balanced taste at 86 Proof and aged for two years. Please always enjoy the great outdoors responsibly.

American Blended Whiskey uses 30 percent Straight Bourbon Whiskey and 70 percent Bourbon Distillate to produce our 80 Proof Whiskey, which reflects our commitment of more than 130 years of conserving wild places. 

“Wildlife and wild places are abundant today because of the traditions of sportsmen,” said Timothy C. Brady, president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “American-made spirits exemplify similar traditions. The camaraderie built at hunting camp or on a stream, and stories shared, are all part of this heritage and outdoor lifestyle. With 133 years of shared conservation success and stories, the Boone and Crockett Club is excited to offer a label that represents the North American sportsmen and be a part of the stories that will one day be a part of our shared legacy.”  

“Our strategic partnership with Boone and Crockett Club and Maryland AB Distributors represents our continued conservation and a shared set of values,” said Tom Cleaver of Prestige Imports LLC. 

Of the many accomplishments the Club has contributed, a few that stand out including: the establishment of our national forests and the National Forest Service; many national parks and the National Park Service; the national wildlife refuge system; the Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; structured hunting seasons and game laws; and the funding mechanisms for conservation including the Federal Duck Stamp and Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson). 

The Club is most widely known among sportsmen for its scoring system and as the keeper of the record books for North American big game, as well as the ethical code of conduct of sportsmen, known as fair chase. 

More About the Boone and Crockett Club

Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. Click here to learn more about the Boone and Crockett Club.