Sycamore Whiskey released their Fire Brigade Cinnamon Whiskey last week, and have teamed up with Sycamore Professional Firefighters Union Local 3907 to host a fundraising event benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
You can join MDA Cincinnati, Local 3907 Firefighters and Sycamore Whiskey at March First Brewing on 7885 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio at 6pm on February 1st. Firefighters from all over the city will be in attendance “filling boots” for MDA research. March First Brewing and Local 3907 are both donating items for a raffle that evening, including a Yeti cooler (provided by McCabe Lumber and March First merchandise.
“When we were tossing the idea around about doing a cinnamon whiskey we knew we had to reach out to the local firefighters, because we’ve had events with them in the past and have been building a relationship with them over the years. That’s why we landed on the name Fire Brigade and the label carries the traditional Maltese cross with the “3907” local Sycamore Twp union designator on it. It’s such a fitting homage to our local heroes.” Josh Engel, spokesperson for March First Brewing and Sycamore Whiskey said. “When we reached out, International Association of Firefighters Local 3907 was very excited to collaborate on this fundraising event and it kind of snowballed from there. We expect a large turnout from local departments all around the city.”
Mark Singer, President of Sycamore Professional Firefighters Local 3907, commented on working with March First and Sycamore Whiskey on this fundraising event.
“The Sycamore Township Firefighters Local 3907 is excited to work with March First Brewing and MDA on an exciting event. When we were approached by March First about partnering for a charity event, we knew MDA would be the perfect fit. With the strong partnership the International Association of Fire Fighters has with MDA and the growing partnership with March First and Local 3907 we know this will be a huge success.”
Sycamore Fire Brigade Cinnamon Whiskey is a 68 proof whiskey based on the popular 10 year Sycamore American Whiskey which is flavored with real hand cracked cinnamon sticks. With no artificial flavors Fire Brigade is an all natural and local alternative to the popular national brand. “Expect an exceptionally smooth whiskey with a cinnamon bite” Engel said.
About March First
March First Brewing is Cincinnati’s only brewery, cidery and distillery. Founded on March 1, 2016 and based in Sycamore Township, Ohio, our name pays homage to the great state of Ohio, founded March 1, 1803. We specialize in “drinkable” craft beer, cider, and spirits, and proudly brew, distill, and bottle in Cincinnati, Ohio. We admittedly do not follow popular trends or industry norms, and it is in precisely this that makes us delightfully unpredictable. Our products can be found throughout the state of Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
About the International Association of Firefighters
The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 313,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,200 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC. The IAFF Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one-half of one percent of the nearly 6,000 federally registered PACs in the country.
Local IAFF 3907 represents the 36 Full-Time Firefighters of the Sycamore Township Fire Department.
About the MDA
As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. MDA supports the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best in class care at more than 150 of the nation’s top medical institutions, and our resource hub serves the community with one-on-one specialized support. Each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at summer camp and through recreational programs, at no cost to families.
For more information visit mda.org.