Over 40 whiskies and experiences will be available at the first One of One Auction, in support of young people in Scotland.
Ever wanted to get your hands on some ultra-rare scotch whiskies? Then you may be in luck. The first Distillers One of One auction – comprising of one-off, never-to-be-repeated lots specially created and donated by companies from across the Scotch Whisky industry – will take place later this year on Friday the 3rd of December.
The exceptional lots are now being revealed for the first time and will range in estimates from around £1,500 upwards to £500,000, all to be offered without reserve. Each lot has been carefully selected to showcase the excellence in craftsmanship, innovation and value of Scotch Whisky.
For the most serious collectors seeking an opportunity to own a piece of liquid history, some truly astonishing releases have been made available.
The highest valued lot of the auction, with an estimate worth of £350,000-£500,000, is a Talisker Cask of Distinction 1978. Casks of Distinction are selected on account of their outstanding quality, and this is the first to be offered at auction, paired with a cask-end that has been turned into an original work of art by Turner Prize nominee Callum Innes.
Other items for auction include offerings from The Glenturret, William Grant & Sons and Gordon & MacPhail.
The Distillers’ Charity is the philanthropic arm of The Worshipful Company of Distillers. Proceeds from The Distillers One of One auction will help benefit The Youth Action Fund, which has been created by The Distillers’ Charity focusing on supporting disadvantaged young people in Scotland.
Working with charity partners who offer education and training programmes, the fund will provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, discover their values and be work-ready.
Jonathan Driver, Master of The Worshipful Company of Distillers, said: “The generosity the Scotch Whisky industry has shown in coming together to create these truly unique lots available for this landmark sale has been humbling. Countless young people will benefit for years to come, thanks to the results of the auction."
"It is a testament to the spirit of the people who work within both the family-owned businesses, and global companies that have contributed to this momentous occasion. We cannot thank enough all those who have come on board with us and Sotheby’s to help realise our mission, and to all the collectors who will be taking part on the day”.
Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s Spirits Specialist, said: “This landmark sale, compiling such significant donations from so many world-renowned brands, shows the strength of community spirit in the Scotch Whisky industry. To bring this number of exceptional whiskies to auction, from unique bottles to rare casks offers, and all for a good cause, is reason enough to raise a glass to everyone involved.”