Raise Awareness for Alzheimer's Disease

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2023

Raise Awareness for Alzheimer's Disease! 

The Alzheimer’s Association will partner with Star Union Spirits to raise money for Alzheimer's Awareness by releasing a limited Single Barrel American Brandy. Net proceeds from the bottle release and event will go to the 2023 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® held on September 9th at Jordan Block in Ottawa, Illinois.

There are more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer's Disease. Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from Alzheimer’s have more than doubled. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. They will take to the streets of Ottawa to spread awareness and raise funds for those impacted by Alzheimer's and all other dementias.

“Star Union Spirits is proud to support this worthy cause. My business partner, Jeff Yosowitz, and my family can understand what it is like to have to deal with this debilitating disease firsthand,” declared Bob Windy, co-owner of Star Union Spirits. “It is extremely hard on families confronting this disease and we want to help support the Alzheimer’s Association to bring awareness to the impact it has on our elderly communities.”

Alzheimer's Association and Star Union Spirits are working together to offer a special Single Barrel American Brandy pick to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s or other dementia programs.

Star Union Spirits Single Barrel American Brandy is made from Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes. The Brandy has been aged for over three years in a new, American toasted oak barrel, giving the Brandy its natural golden hue and savory flavor. Exuding hints of vanilla and complex notes of oak and fruit. For this exclusive release, the Single Barrel American Brandy has been aged over three years, with each bottle hand numbered on a unique Star Union Spirits label to commemorate this barrel pick for the Alzheimer's Association.

Bottles will be released on October 5th at the Star Union Spirits Tasting Room and distillery with an event to celebrate the collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association and Star Union Spirits. The event will be an open house format with complementary cocktails. Additional bottle sales will donate a portion of the sale to the Alzheimer's Association. The appetizers will be provided by The Cheese Shop ‘n’ Deli.

Casey Beall, Star Union Spirits’ award-winning distiller will be on hand to sign the bottles. Only 200 bottles will be released to the public. Bottles will be pre-sold by the Alzheimer's Association and at the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® at Jordan Block in Ottawa on September 9.

Bottles will be $70.00 and include an invitation to the release event at Star Union Spirits on October 5, 2023.