UPDATE: All 2020 Lotteries have ended. Check for 2022 NC ABC Lotteries here.
People often visit our site looking for information on how to find special bourbon releases in North Carolina. And many probably leave disappointed because the answers aren’t super helpful. You can always try to shop online or make friends with your local ABC store employees, but most big counties like Wake, Mecklenburg, and Durham will release their allocated bourbons in a special annual lottery.
Well, if you want information on local North Carolina ABC lotteries, you’ve come to the right place. We don’t have all the secrets here, but we’ll try to share what we’re able to. Below you’ll find a running list of ABC lotteries we know about, with any relevant links.
- Wake County ABC Lottery
- Durham County ABC Lottery
- Mecklenburg ABC Lottery
- Through their email list
- Johnston County
- Orange County Specialty Lottery
- Pitt County
- In-person entry only, from Nov. 2 – Nov. 6
Potential ABC Lottery Bottles
Each ABC store or board will offer different lists and quantities of bottles. Expect rare and allocated releases to find their way into the lotteries. You can find a running list of exciting adds to the NC Warehouse stock on our monitoring page.
Here’s a list of potential bottles. We make no guarantees about what each board has in stock or chooses to release in their lottery.
- Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
- George T. Stagg
- Sazerac 18 Year Rye
- Eagle Rare 17 Year
- Thomas H. Handy
- William Larue Weller
- Other Weller products
- Elijah Craig
- 18 year
- 23 Year
- Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
- Pappy Van Winkle Collection
Do you know of a North Carolina ABC Lottery that’s not on our list? Share the love in the comments and we’ll get it added! Sign up for our newsletter for updates on new additions.