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Glenfiddich Rare Whisky Auction Raises £150K To Support Ukraine

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch recently raised £150,000 to help with the long-term support of the people of Ukraine, this after auctioning 460 bottles of its 2022 edition (The Cooper’s Cask) on Whisky Auctioneer.

Proceeds from the auction, which ended May 10th, will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, www.dec.org.uk.

Glenfiddich’s Malt Master Brian Kinsman created the special Spirit of Speyside Edition 2022 by selecting whisky from three different oak barrels – virgin American oak, ex-bourbon oak and refill American oak.

Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside Edition 2022
Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside Edition 2022 (image via Glenfiddich)

Bottled at cask strength, with an ABV of 60%, each 70cl bottle was hand numbered 1-460 and signed by the malt master himself.

Bottle number one was the big earner at the auction, raising £5,601 on its own.

Claudia Falcone, Glenfiddich’s global brand director, said in a prepared statement, “We are so happy that this year’s Spirit of Speyside exclusive bottling has succeeded in raising such a significant sum of money for such an important cause. The Disasters Emergency Committee is doing invaluable work in the region, and we hope that this contribution will assist in providing some relief to the families impacted by the conflict.”

Whisky Auctioneer waived their selling fees and are donating the 10% buyer’s commission in addition to the hammer price raised to allow the most possible to go to the charitable cause.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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