Blog Post Amanda John Kimsey May 1, 2019

Cheers to 100 years!

Help NPCA celebrate its centennial by designing a national park-themed cocktail.

Update: NPCA announced its official Centennial Celebration Cocktail on June 12. See below for the recipe.

In just a few weeks, NPCA will hit an incredible milestone — 100 years of national parks advocacy. In 1919, NPCA began a century of national park protection by stemming the slaughter of the elk population and defeating a proposed dam on the Yellowstone River in the world’s first national park.

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Help NPCA celebrate 100 years by entering our contest to create a Centennial Cocktail.

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As we look back on 100 years of national park protection beginning with those early victories in Yellowstone, it’s fitting that NPCA and our partners at Limestone Branch Distillery will raise a toast to NPCA’s birthday. Will you join us in this celebration? You can do so by helping create NPCA’s Centennial Celebration Cocktail featuring their Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon!

From May 1 to May 31, NPCA and Limestone Branch Distillery invite you to submit a delicious national park-themed cocktail recipe using Yellowstone Select. Recipe submissions will be evaluated by NPCA and Limestone Branch Distillery’s founder and head distiller, Steve Beam, for taste, use of ingredients, and the creativity of the cocktail’s name. The chosen recipe will be featured for the remainder of 2019 as NPCA’s official Centennial Cocktail, and the person who submits the chosen recipe will receive a one-year membership or membership extension to NPCA.


Announced June 12: NPCA’s Centennial Celebration Cocktail: Yellowstone, Yellowstone

Created by Dennis W. from Thousand Oaks, California

Inspired by the simple unrelenting year-round beauty of our first national park.

To make:

  • 2 oz. Yellowstone bourbon
  • 3 frozen ginger ale ice cubes
  • 1 or 2 dashes of Angostura bitter
  • 1 long spiral of lemon peel (zest)

In an Old Fashioned glass, pour Yellowstone bourbon directly over “Yellowstone” ice cubes. Stir gently. Garnish with lemon zest and add dashes of bitters to taste. Enjoy the everlasting beauty of Yellowstone!


About Our Partnership:

Limestone Branch Distillery has partnered with NPCA since 2018 to encourage consumers to help preserve and protect national parks. From May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019, Limestone Branch Distillery will donate to NPCA $1 for each bottle of Yellowstone Select sold, up to $30,000, to help support NPCA’s work across the country. First created in 1872, Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon was established the same year as its namesake national park.

Terms and conditions can be found here. The submitter of the chosen recipe will receive an NPCA membership valid for one year.

About the author

  • Amanda John Kimsey Former Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Cause Marketing

    As the Manager of Corporate Partnerships & Cause Marketing, Amanda and the dynamic team steward and engage NPCA’s generous corporate partners in efforts to offer meaningful benefits to national parks advocacy and protection efforts. Amanda helps to identify, cultivate, and support existing and prospect corporate partners in aligning their corporate social responsibility/cause marketing goals with the important work that NPCA leads.