Elk NetworkPendleton Whisky Named “Official Whisky of RMEF”

News Releases | January 11, 2023

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce Pendleton Whisky as its official whisky starting this month.

Born in the iconic western town of Pendleton, Oregon, and named for the revered Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, Pendleton Whisky celebrates the spirit of the American cowboy and is known for its smooth taste and complex flavor.

“We are able to further our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage because of the support of our members, volunteers and valued conservation sponsors like Pendleton Whisky,” said Steve Decker, RMEF chief resource officer. “This new relationship is based on a celebration of the western and hunting lifestyles that both organizations share and cherish.”

Pendleton Whisky stepped up its support of RMEF across the board with commitments to RMEF Films, the RMEF Mountain Festival, Bugle Magazine, participation at RMEF Total Archery Challenge events in South Dakota, Pennsylvania and Michigan, and by being the official whisky of the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo.

“The hard work and dedication required to protect the habitat for elk and other wildlife reflect the core values of Pendleton Whisky,” said Lander Otegui, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Proximo Spirits. “We admire RMEF for their efforts supporting elk and conservation across the country and are proud to be a sponsor of theirs for 2023.”

About Pendleton Whisky:

Pendleton Whisky is imported and bottled in Hood River, Oregon, and is available nationwide. The oak barrel-aged whisky uses glacier-fed spring water from Oregon’s Mt. Hood and is known for its rich, complex flavor and uncommonly smooth taste. Pendleton Whisky is the official whisky of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and the official whisky of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Pendleton Whisky is owned and distributed by Proximo Spirits. For the fifth consecutive year, Pendleton Whisky has been named one of Impact’s Hot Brands, for being one of the fastest-growing spirits labels across the U.S. Visit Pendleton Whisky online at www.pendletonwhisky.com or at @PendletonWhisky on Facebook and Instagram.

Pendleton® Blended Canadian Whisky. 40% Alc./Vol. (80 proof). ©2023 Pendleton Distillers, Lawrenceburg, IN. Please drink responsibly. LET’ER BUCK and the bucking horse logo are registered trademarks of The Pendleton Round-Up Association. PENDLETON is a registered trademark of Pendleton Woolen Mills.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: 

Founded more than 38 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved more than 8.6 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.