While baseball’s elite cleaned their cleats for the All-Star Game®, 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey – one of the country’s fastest growing Irish whiskeys* – challenged fans to try their luck against a baseball legend. On Monday, July 14 in Minneapolis, legendary pitcher Bert Blyleven teamed up with 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey to face brave batters in a Wiffle® ball battle heading into the 2014 MLB All-Star Game®. Blyleven pitched his iconic curveballs, and batters who struck out took a pie in the face. For every pie thrown, 2 GINGERS® donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, resulting in a combined total of $10,000.
“I’m thrilled to partner with another Minnesota star, 2 GINGERS®, and have a chance to really cream my fans,” Blyleven said. “As a player who could never resist a good prank, I’m glad there’s a whiskey out there that is willing to have some fun.”
Fans also had the opportunity to cut the line on Monday by securing “Pinch Hitter” cards from Kieran’s Irish Pub, where they also enjoyed the signature BIG GINGER® cocktail, which combines the refreshing bite of ginger ale with the caramel, vanilla and citrus undertones of 2 GINGERS®.
About 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
2 GINGERS® is a smooth, malty and slightly sweet premium, blended Irish whiskey. Distilled with mixability in mind, the brand created and trademarked two balanced and simple cocktails, the BIG GINGER® and SKINNY GINGER®. Genderless and appropriate for all seasons, these cocktails combine the refreshing bite of ginger ale with the caramel, vanilla and citrus undertones of 2 GINGERS®, creating the perfect recipe for anyone who may not yet consider themselves whiskey drinkers.