Elk NetworkCelebrating the Hunt: Pendleton Whisky and the Spirit of the Backcountry

Sponsored Content | June 4, 2024

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RMEF proudly continues its impactful partnership with Pendleton Whisky, a bond with a shared commitment to honoring the heritage and essence of the American West, especially in the aftermath of a successful hunt.

Since 2021, Pendleton Whisky has stood as a steadfast ally of RMEF. Pendleton Whisky’s support extends across various channels, from the pages of RMEF’s print and digital platforms to sponsoring RMEF Films and the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo in Las Vegas. Pendleton also generously donates products to bolster RMEF’s fundraising endeavors, both nationally and locally.

“Our shared dedication to safeguarding the future of elk, wildlife habitats, and our hunting legacy is fortified by the steadfast backing of our members, volunteers, and esteemed conservation partners like Pendleton Whisky,” remarked Steve Decker, RMEF’s Chief Revenue Officer. “This collaboration is rooted in a mutual reverence for the Western ethos and the hunting lifestyle, values cherished deeply by both organizations.”

Embracing the Essence of the Backcountry

Emerging from the storied town of Pendleton, Oregon, and bearing the name of the iconic Pendleton Round-Up rodeo, Pendleton Whisky embodies the rugged allure of Western culture. Its velvety, intricate flavor profile pays homage to the unyielding spirit of the American cowboy.

After days of sustenance on freeze-dried fare, relishing fresh meat becomes a necessity. Should you find yourself preparing succulent backstrap by the campfire, Pendleton Original serves as the perfect complement to elevate your fireside feast. This whisky, with its autumnal fruit notes and subtle spice, seamlessly enhances the flavor of your culinary creations. Whether drizzled with a touch of brown sugar or honey, its harmonious blend of sweetness and smokiness transforms a simple meal into a culinary masterpiece, ensuring your comrades reminisce about the experience for years to come.

Reflecting Shared Values

“The resilience and commitment required to conserve elk habitats and uphold wildlife conservation mirror the fundamental principles of Pendleton Whisky,” noted Lander Otegui, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Proximo Spirits. “We hold great admiration for RMEF’s unwavering dedication to supporting elk populations and conservation efforts nationwide and are honored to continue our sponsorship.”

Pendleton Whisky: A Testament to Tradition

Crafted and bottled in Hood River, Oregon, Pendleton Whisky stands as a testament to uncompromising quality and tradition. Utilizing pristine, glacier-fed spring water sourced from Oregon’s majestic Mt. Hood and aged in oak barrels, Pendleton Whisky boasts a sumptuous, multi-dimensional flavor profile and unparalleled smoothness. It proudly serves as the official whisky of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

For further insights, visit Pendleton Whisky or connect with them on social media via @PendletonWhisky on Facebook and Instagram.