Tampa Bay, FL

SILENT AUCTION
To Benefit the
Sky Ranch Foundation

ALL ITEMS ARE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY
EACH COMPANY NOTED.

THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST ONLY

1.75 LITER OF XELLENT SWISS VODKA

DONATED BY SPIRIT OF HARTFORD

Received a 96-100 rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, one of the highest ratings ever, and 5 Stars—Highest Recommendation from Spirit Journal who stated, “One of only three or four over $30 super premium vodkas that is actually worth the price tag; WOW”. A triple distilled-to over 96% pure-bread quality rye vodka using Titlis Glacier water to create this award winning vodka which also won Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco Spirits Competition

VALUE : +$100

GIFT BASKET OF BORU VODKA
CLARITY FROM IRELAND

DONATED BY CASTLE BRANDS INC.

Named for Brian Boru, the first high King of Ireland, the frosted bottle features an embossed date of 1014, the year that Brian Boru led Ireland to victory against foreign invaders. It is the ORIGINAL vodka from Ireland and is the FIRST Irish Vodka in the US . Made with pure Irish spring water, it is quadruple distilled for smoothness and clarity. It is the only vodka distilled through 10 feet of Atlantic Irish oak charcoal.

Gift Basket includes Boru Clear, Boru Citrus, Boru Orange, Boru Crazzberry

VALUE: $100

GIFT BASKET OF ORANGE V VODKA

Donated by ‘ORANGE DAVE’ OF
DYNAMIC BEVERAGES

Orange V starts life as certified 100% pure organic grains grown by small farmers in the US. Organic grains are free of any pesticides and are not genetically altered in any way. Utilizing organic grains, you are assured of the purest ingredients and avoid any unwanted additives. The grain is fermented in small batches in their distillery in Idaho. Most importantly, this ‘not available in FL product’ is made with the best Florida Tangerine, Mandarin & Valencia oranges that Florida has to offer, like biting into a fresh sweet orange.

VALUE: $85

SIGNED BOTTLE OF
JEAN MARC XO VODKA

Donated by Daucourt Martin LLC

"The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences just doesn't give its Five Star Rating to any Vodka. In fact they found only one worthy of this honor. Jean-Marc XO Vodka (is) the only premium vodka worldwide to achieve the Highest Level of Quality." -- AAHS Award inscription, 2006. XO was awarded a 96 rating by the Beverage Testing Institute, the highest rating a vodka has ever received, further naming it Vodka of the Year. Jean-March XO was awarded the Platinum Medal from the International Review of Spirits.

As reported by the Beverage Testing Institute’s Gerald O’Kennard, “Brilliantly clear. Remarkably complex, sweet and perfumed floral, anise, and pastry dough aromas have a slightly herbal, citrus-like edge and are very forward and attractive...This is a fantastic vodka and will make an outstanding martini”

VALUE, UNSIGNED: $65
VALUE, SIGNED: PRICELESS

SIGNED EDITION OF ‘AND A BOTTLE OF RUM:
A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails

Donated by Author Wayne Curtis

As reviewed on Amazon.com by Hannah Holmes

“What a pleasure to roam the shipping lanes of history with this wry storyteller! From rum's inception, when an industrial waste (molasses) trysted with the human desire to be wasted, this spirit has led an adventurer's life”.

Another reviewer wrote, “If you, like me, feel your eyelids droop at the words "history book," you, like me, are probably remembering the tepid tomes the nuns made you read in seventh grade. Well, this is NOT your grade-school teacher's history book. This is a lively, slightly drunken account that begins with the madness and mayhem that accompanied the settling of the New World, and from there roams far and wide through many lives and times. And it goes down real smooooth. It's full of stories, stories, stories, and boy, can this guy WRITE. Thank you, Wayne Curtis, for making me love history again.

RETAIL VALUE, UNSIGNED: $25+

AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 COLOR PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL SIGNED BY FRANK HOWARD

Donated by the Sky Ranch Foundation and Frank Howard

Frank Howard was the1960 National League Rookie of the Year! 1960 is the year Sky Ranch for Boys was founded, so this souvenir of that time is especially significant. Howard became a star with the Washington Senators and American League Home Run King in 1968 and 1970!

VALUE: $50+

MIRROR(S) MIRROR(S) ON THE WALL

Donated by Heritage Sign & Display
Signs that go POP

Heritage Sign and Display is an award-winning designer
and manufacturer of custom Point of Purchase signs and display
systems. Their products include
screen-printed mirrors, lighted signs, product glorifiers,
edge-lit marker boards, chalk boards, custom Shape-Lites™
and Shape-Writes,™ acrylic and wooden signage, and a host
of other custom P.O.P. advertising products

VALUE: EACH MIRROR +$100

LITER of ABSOLUT RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT
& LITER of ABSOLUT APEACH

Donated by Absolut Spirits Company, Inc

ABSOLUT RUBY RED

has a distinctly complex, floral aroma with clear notes of natural grapefruit. The zesty and refreshing flavor stems from the Grapefruit peel; the long aftertaste has a slightly dry and fruity finish. The smooth frosting of the bottle is graced with shades of RUBY RED inspired by fresh grapefruits wedges, emphasizing its sophisticated and fresh flavor. The shape of the RUBY RED bottle, like all other ABSOLUT bottles, was designed with a natural simplicity in mind that showcases the clarity and perfection of the product.

VALUE: +$40

ABSOLUT APEACH

ABSOLUT APEACH has established itself as one of the most successful newcomers to the ABSOLUT VODKA family. ABSOLUT APEACH is now the third largest flavor in the US, after ABSOLUT CITRON and ABSOLUT MANDRIN. ABSOLUT APEACH is easy to mix, smooth, fruity and delicious, a distinct character of ripe peaches.

VALUE: +$40

FYI COMING JANUARY 2007


ABSOLUT PEARS

Announcing the launch of its new pear flavored vodka, ABSOLUT PEARS, this new premium vodka is available to consumers by January 2007. It has a fresh delicate taste of mellow pears and a long fruity aftertaste. As with all members of the ABSOLUT VODKA family, it is made from all natural ingredients and contains no added sugar or sweetener.

1.75 LITER LEVEL VODKA

Donated by Absolut Spirits Company, Inc

Made from Winter Wheat and the embodiment of perfect balance. A combination of two distinct distillation processes, one for smoothness, continuous distillation—first pioneered by ABSOLUT in the 1800’s, and, one for character, batch distillation—the traditional method of making vodka. These two combined processes combine to make a ‘well-balanced’ and uniquely smooth product with a uniquely distinct character and personality

VALUE: +$45

BONG SPIRIT VODKA

Bong Vodka

!FIRST SPECIAL FIRST RUN ARTIST SERIES EVER SIGNED!
LIMITED EDITIONS
Visit WWW.SPIRITOFTHEBRAND.COM and link to the individual artists listed below. Each has fetched upwards of $1,000 at auction, but, these are the First Run Editions!

Each limited edition bottle is individually numbered and hand signed by the artist and the designer, Jimmy Beach. Artists include:

OGI, TOKYO, JAPAN
YOSOH, CHICAGO USA
JASON THIELKE, DENVER USA
MATHEW CURRY, WASHINGTON DC US

Bong Spirit Vodka was envisioned and created by a group of contemporary artists to fuse together a new wave of progressive fashion and designer attitude with an age-old Dutch product of exceptional quality. Its artesenal formula has been handed down through five generations of master distillers and produced through a 150 Year Old manual process, rich with traditional standards and superior craftsmanship. The designer quality of Bong Spirit Vodka served to unite those of various lifestyles together in spirit, by way of expressionism and appreciation for ultramodern music, art and culture. Triple Distilled. The bottle is made in Italy and is individually numbered, hand painted and signed by the artist.

BELVEDERE VODKA

Donated by Moet Hennessy USA

Belvedere Vodka is distilled from 100% Dankowskie Gold Rye, which has only been successfully harvested in Poland. Belvedere Vodka is distilled four times, the optimum number for achieving its unique flavor profile—three distillations leave minor imperfections, five distillations strip away delicious flavor notes.

Recognized and appreciated by discriminating enthusiasts worldwide, Belvedere offers an authentic experience in luxury that’s worthy of every celebration, whether everyday or extraordinary. Meticulously hand-crafted in small batches, it has a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish that only comes from using rye as the single ingredient

750 ml each of
ICEBERG VODKA
& ICEBERG GIN
PLUS A 10 PIECE BARWARE SET

Donated by Admiral Wine Merchants

Value $92


1.75 LITER OF
RAIN VODKA
WITH RAIN ICE BUCKET, SHAKER, UMBRELLA, T-SHIRT, HAT & EXECUTIVE GOLF PUTTING SET

 

Donated by Sazerac Company

Value $108

95 Points and Top Spirits for 2003, Wine Enthusiast and a Double Gold Medal in 2005 San Francisco Spirits Competition

Vodka lovers have been enamored with Rain’s exceptional smoothness since the product's birth in 1997. This smoothness is the reason bartenders recommend Rain for use in both sweet and dry martinis as well as all cocktails in which only the smoothest vodka will suffice.

O2 SPARKLING PREMIUM VODKA

Donated by Sailing Star

Dubbed The Champagne of Vodkas, O2 Sparkling Premium Vodka is not available on this side of the Atlantic yet, but, will be soon, courtesy of Sailing Star

The world’s first sparkling vodka, Vodka O2 was created by International English Distillers. It took 18 months to perfect a process that many thought impossible. And what’s it all for? Flavor, apparently. 2 versions include 40 and 47 proof.

1.75 LITER of
IMPERIA VODKA
WITH A 4 PIECE MARTINI GLASS SET & 7 PIECE RED BEAD COCKTAIL PICK SET

 

Donated by Remy Cointreau USA

Value $105

IMPERIA is uniquely based on famed Russian scientist Dimitri Mendeleev's original formula, decreed by Czar Alexander III as "The Standard of Vodka" for the royal court of St. Petersburg in 1894. Chromatography testing conducted by the Russian Scientific Institute of Food Biotechnology reveals that IMPERIA has the fewest impurities of the world's leading premium vodkas.

750 ml
TITOS HANDMADE VODKA
WITH A SLOT MACHINE LIQUOR DISPENSER

Donated by Action Group

Value $80

Wall Street Journal "America's first craft sippin vodka". CNN “smooth, I mean really smooth".

750 ml
RUSKOVIA VODKA
with TABLE TOP POKER SET

Donated by Action Group

Value $31

375ml EACH OF ESPRESSO & DOUBLE ESPRESSO
GIFT SET WITH VAN GOGH SERVING TRAY AND ESPRESSO CUPS

Value $60

1.75 liter
VINCENT VAN GOGH ESPRESSO VODKA
WITH VAN GOGH SERVING TRAY & ESPRESSO CUPS

Value $53

Donated by Luctor International

Vincent van Gogh Vodkas, Vincent van Gogh vodka-based liqueurs and Vincent van Gogh Gin have won more awards and received the highest ratings over any Vodkas. Vincent van Gogh Vodka and Gin received the highest rating, 5 Stars, and, ‘Superb’ from Wine Enthusiast. Van Gogh Gin further received the Highest Rated White Spirit in a 10 Year Review by Spirit Journal.

South Tampa Cigars
Box of cigars, Cutter and T-shirt

Value: $120

EFFEN CLEAR VODKA

EFFEN BLACK CHERRY VANILLA VODKA
Donated by Planet 10 Spirits

In Dutch "effen" means smooth, even and balanced. Imported from Holland , EFFEN vodka is made using a continuous distillation process that distills the vodka hundreds of times before it is bottled. Effen Vodka is distilled at significantly lower temperatures than other vodkas. This eliminates “caramelization,” an occurrence that yields a harshness and “bite” on the palate. EFFEN vodka's taste profile and packaging were developed with input from hundreds of bartenders.

Value: $60

267 VODKA INFUSIONS SAMPLER (200ml EACH)

WITH 7 PIECE RAINBOW VODKA GLASS & CHILLER SET

Value: $62

Creative Loafing

Sky Ranch Foundation  SohoTampa.comMuseum of the American Cocktail

Sticks Of Fire
Sonic Records    TampaGold.comWorld Association of the Alcohol Beverage Industries, Inc.

Imbibe Magazine

CocktailTimes