Lead A Rare Life

Thank you to all of those who participated in the 2019 Rare Life Award Contest. We are no longer accepting nominations. Winners will be announced in March 2019!

Rare Life Honor

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Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has won its share of honors and awards. Now we're honoring those who share our passion for excellence with the Rare Life Award and $50,000 Grand Prize.

Some nominees are heroic. Some are inspirational. Some just make an impact in their corner of the world. But all have one thing in common—they lead rare lives. So, read their stories, vote on the ones that inspire you, and share them with friends.

Each story is submitted into one of six categories: Courage, Leadership, Survival, Devotion, Character and Heroism. The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. Our award-winning panel of judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.



Jim Dolan

I had no idea something so simple…

Chris Norton

Chris was paralyzed below the neck…

Tiffany Fixter

When former special education…

Judy Fridono

World-famous surf dog Ricochet and…

Marcus Eriksen

Marcus is a leader and a hero,…

Sean Swarner

After two terminal cancers, a…

Erik Elsea

On July 7, 2018, Erik Elsea…

Jesse Billauer

A world-class srufer, now…

Our Judges

Jake Clark

Jake Clark

President & Founder
Save a Warrior
Trish Clasen

Trish Clasen

Editorial Project Manager
Hearst Magazines Food Group
Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti

Writer, Founder
The Whiskey Wash
Harlen Wheatley

Harlen Wheatley

Master Distiller
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Lisa Delaney

Nate Woodruff

Whisky With a View