Charleston, S.C. (July 7, 2016) - The 2017 Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise is pleased to announce that Raymond's Reserve has just been added as the official sponsor. Fans will get an up-close and personal experience with some of bluegrass music's hottest acts, including genre favorites Nu-Blu, who will serve as the host band. The five day adventure will take place Jan. 5-10, porting in Charleston, S.C. on Carnival Cruise Lines to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas. Other bands performing on the excursion include traditional favorites The Bluegrass Brothers and Unbridled Strings. "Dalton Distillery is so excited to be launching our new whiskey 'Raymond's Reserve' by partnering with the Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise for 2017," says Dalton Distillery owner Chuck Butler. "We love Bluegrass and Americana music, and the bands on this years cruise are some of the best in the business. We invite everyone to come on board with us and spend some time tasting our 12 different flavors of Raymond's Reserve!" "Bluegrass Borderline" host Michelle Lee will serve as the official MC for the shows on board the Caribbean escape. In addition to round-the-clock entertainment, including late night jams and workshops with the artists, Bluegrass & Blue Water Cruise sponsor Raymond's Reserve will be offering a special tasting event, where attendees will have the opportunity to taste multiple flavors of moonshine. Cruise pricing starts at just $500, with a limited number of cabins available. Reserve yours today by either booking online at BluegrassandBluewatercruise.com or calling 336-736-7297. Also, just announced for the first time, the cruise will offer bus transportation for this year's journey with stops in Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina.