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’Tis the season for both giving and enjoying handcrafted whisky. Every year, the Gateway180 charity takes on the enormous task of feeding, sheltering and finding a path to permanent independence for almost 1,000 people here in St. Louis.  Since 1977, they have found homes with an 83% success rate, acting as the largest homeless shelter in the state of Missouri.

Gateway180 provides case management, career counseling, child care services and three meals a day in their ongoing effort to keep families together and healthy amid trying times. Working with housing partners, they find affordable housing for permanent placements and provide people with basic necessities to get them into their new homes. Gateway180 also provides an additional year of case management to ensure a solid future for these individuals. Their effort allows them to provide safe spaces for many groups that have trouble finding a bed for the night, including veterans, those who identify as LGBTQ, single dads and young boys over the
 age of 13. 

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky has always been about true craftsmanship maintained through 130 years of caring for its people. With this in mind, they have partnered with Gateway180 to support the mission: putting people on the path to independence and finding their own craft. 

This November, this charity initiative is popping up in drinking establishments around St. Louis to help give back to this worthy cause during the holiday season. Be sure to find a restaurant you like on Gateway180’s website and enjoy some great whisky with a good cause. Participants include Sqwires, Hotel Saint Louis, Stone Turtle, Planter’s House, Blood & Sand, Brennan’s, Seven Gables Inn, Blue Ocean Bistro and more. A full list of participating venues is available at