Joe Montana and Gold Bar Whiskey Team Up for an Iconic Limited-Edition Whiskey Range
Elevating the Game: The Collaboration Between NFL Legend Joe Montana and Gold Bar Whiskey on Limited-Edition Spirits
San Francisco, Aug 31, 2023 — NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana is now in the spirits game, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Gold Bar Spirits Company. This collaboration will produce the Joe Montana Whiskey Collection, a premium offering available in September, announced at Gold Bar’s state-of-the-art Visitor Center on Treasure Island.
“Teaming up with Gold Bar to create this one-of-a-kind whiskey collection has been incredibly rewarding,” Montana shared. “From crafting unique flavor notes to iconic bottle designs, I can’t wait for fans to enjoy this San Francisco-born experience.”
Recently, Joe Montana, celebrated for guiding the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl titles, pairs perfectly with Gold Bar Whiskey, an award-winning brand renowned for its wine barrel-finished creations. This collaboration is poised to captivate both whiskey aficionados and 49ers enthusiasts alike.
The Joe Montana Whiskey Collection
Gold Bar’s initial release, Joe Montana Blend No.273, delivers a well-rounded American whiskey, triple-casked in red wine, cognac barrels, and toasted oak staves. This edition symbolizes Montana’s 273 career touchdowns and offers deep flavors of fruit, spice, and berries.
The Joe Montana Championship Collection, a five-bottle gift set, will follow soon, celebrating the quarterback’s four Super Bowl triumphs from the ’80s and early ’90s.
A Collector’s Dream
Every bottle comes with innovative packaging that includes a wearable, NFC-enabled Joe Montana patch. When scanned with a smartphone, fans can access exclusive Montana content, adding an interactive element to this luxury offering.
The Ultimate Fan Experience
Don’t miss your chance to visit Gold Bar’s Visitor Center, set in the stunning backdrop of the San Francisco Bay. It’s not just a place to grab your bottle but also to revel in a meticulously crafted cocktail during a golden-hour sunset.
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“Collaborating with the team at Gold Bar Whiskey to develop this collection has been a fun experience,” Montana said in a news release. “From the unique flavor profiles to the meaningful blend numbers and creative designs, the collection will offer a variety of selections for a gameday beverage, with a twist of nostalgia. I’m looking forward to sharing the whiskey, as well as the experience of Gold Bar’s incredible new Visitor Center here in San Francisco, with fans.”
Gold Bar Whiskey’s Joe Montana Blend No. 117
The two whiskeys will be included in a five-bottle set titled “The Joe Montana Championship Collection.” The collection is mean to highlight Montana’s four championships with the Niners and comes in a custom wood display box. The box set will sell for a suggested retail price of $299.99.
About the Gold Bar Whiskey Joe Montana Blends
Gold Bar Whiskey’s Joe Montana Blend No. 273
Expertly crafted, Blend No. 273 is a unique whiskey blend that features an 82-proof mixture of corn, rye, and barley. It undergoes a special aging process involving dual maturation in red wine barrels and a final aging in cognac barrels. It’s then finished with toasted oak staves for a distinctive flavor profile, as confirmed by Gold Bar.
The intriguing blend number, 273, is more than just a random figure; it pays tribute to Joe Montana’s remarkable NFL career, marking the total number of touchdown passes he threw, which ranks him 19th among all NFL players.
As for its packaging, Blend No. 273 features a nostalgia-inducing label that includes the San Francisco 49ers’
retro logo from the 1970s and ’80s. It’s adorned with Joe Montana’s signature and features a special artwork depicting his unforgettable Super Bowl XXIV touchdown celebration. This captivating illustration is the work of Rita Oak, a dedicated artist and 49ers aficionado.
Available at a suggested retail price of $59.99, Blend No. 273 stands as a collector’s delight for both whiskey enthusiasts and football fans alike.
Blend No. 273 has a suggested retail price of $59.99.
About Joe Montana
Universally regarded as a strong contender for the ‘Greatest Quarterback of All Time’—until Tom Brady’s later years—Joe Montana graced the NFL from 1979 to 1994. Except for his concluding season, Montana was a dedicated 49er.
During his tenure with San Francisco, Montana clinched four Super Bowl victories, earned two MVP awards, and accumulated an array of other accolades. Notably, he twice led the league in both passing touchdowns and passer ratings, while dominating in completion percentage on five occasions.
Before making waves in the NFL, Montana had already tasted victory by securing a national championship with Notre Dame.
About Gold Bar Whiskey
Recognized for its unique wine-barrel finished whiskies, Gold Bar collaborates with undisclosed producers to source its premium spirits. The finishing touches are expertly added by Master Blender Montgomery Paulsen, who comes from a Napa Valley winemaking lineage.
Gold Bar Whiskey has a global reach, being available in over 25 countries around the world.
The brand is set to unveil a visitor center on September 15, located on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. This venue will feature a bar and restaurant where you can savor their signature Golden Joe cocktails.
This is not Gold Bar’s inaugural venture into 49ers-themed whiskies. They previously launched a special edition to celebrate “the catch,” a legendary moment in 49ers history.
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