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ABC Store Celebrates Reopening With Bourbon Lottery

This ABC Store in Asheville, North Carolina, is holding a “bourbon lottery.” (Photo: Google Maps Street View)

An ABC Store in Asheville, North Carolina, is reopening after it closed August 24 due to a lack of employees. The store is promoting its reopening in spectacular fashion: with a bourbon lottery.

The winner of the lottery will be rewarded with the chance to purchase one rare bottle of bourbon from the listed stock of about 100 bottles.

Some of the bourbon options include Blanton’s, Weller, Buffalo Trace, Sam Houston 15-year, E.H. Taylor, Michter’s and Elmer T. Lee, according to ABC13.

Those who wish to enter the lottery and potentially win a chance to purchase one of the bottles must show up at the store on New Leicester Highway at 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 14 to get a ticket. The winning ticket will be pulled at 9:20 a.m.

Mark Combs, general manager for Asheville Board of Alcoholic Control, told ABC13 that the store will reopen Oct. 4, 10 days before the Bourbon Lottery on Oct. 14.

Last week, the chairman of North Carolina’s ABC Commission stepped down from his position amid supply issues and struggles with a supplier.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.