As the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels continues to raise and distribute disaster relief funds, recent help came from a seemingly unlikely source. Two Indianapolis businesses – Trinity Metals and Hotel Tango Distillery – are teaming up to provide not one or two, but three barrels of Bourbon that the Colonels will sell to their contributing members. All proceeds from the sale of 648 bottles will be directed to organizations assisting victims of the December tornadoes.

“Kentucky Colonels’ generosity is always amazing and when Trinity Metals, Wade Conner and his team, approached the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels about this partnership with Hotel Tango, we were amazed once again,” said Colonel Sherry Crose, Executive Director of the Honorable Order. “We are honored to share these three hand-selected barrels with lucky Colonels country-wide. This is the first partnership of this kind in our history. Because the Colonels gave, we expect to raise more than $50,000 to lift up those in western Kentucky who lost so much.”

“Trinity Metals is honored to support the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by sponsoring this Fundraiser with Hotel Tango for the Kentucky Tornado Relief Effort,” said Trinity Metals CEO Colonel Wade Conner. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky has always been an important part of the Trinity success story and it is only fitting that we support the tornado relief effort with our best efforts. The Board of Trustees of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels has the connections and networks in place to put our charitable dollars to work far more effectively than we ever could. It is an honor for us to be able to contribute to this good work.”

About Hotel Tango Distillery

Veteran-owned Hotel Tango Distillery, located in Indianapolis, Indiana creates disciplined spirits that bring people together. The distillery’s line of spirits includes Bourbon, Reserve Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Lemoncello, Orangecello and Cherry Liqueur. Coowner Travis Barnes is also a Kentucky Colonel.

As single barrel Bourbons, the three barrels have slightly different flavor profiles. Barrel 29 at 118.7 proof, is full of big flavors of cereal grains up front and sweet corn notes on the finish. Barrel 67 at 118.5 proof, features flavors of almond, cherry, and vanilla in the taste and aroma. Barrel 72 at 118.8 proof, presents sweet honey flavors on the front end, with floral notes throughout, and a caramel finish.

Hotel Tango distributes to retailers in 22 states and to many U.S. Military bases inside and outside of the continental US. Visit for more information about Hotel Tango Distillery, spirits, locations and retail accounts. Shop their online store at

About Trinity Metals

Trinity Metals is an international wholesaler and processor that specializes in upgrading nonferrous scrap metals to their highest economic level using the best practices and technology available. The predecessor of Trinity was founded as a Division of TVF, Inc. in Carmel, Indiana by Wade Conner in August 2001. In August 2008 Trinity purchased substantially all of the US metal processing assets from TVF, Inc. and rolled them into Trinity as it is known today. The Board of Directors of Trinity has directed that up to 5% of Trinity annual profits are to be donated to fund charities such as the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Wheeler Mission, local food banks as well as trade school, college and university scholarships.

About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a 501©(3) entity dedicated to supporting charitable activities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The “Kentucky Colonel” commission is an honorary title granted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since 1951, the organization has pursued its mission through annual grants totaling $55 million to more than 1,600 nonprofits. Of those Colonels’ contributions, 100% are awarded to nonprofits across the state. Each grant is thoroughly vetted by the trustees and staff. Though the corporate name is The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, most know it by its long-term trademark, KENTUCKY COLONELS. Visit to learn more.