Here at misswhisky.com I’m very big on anyone doing something that will help raise funds for a great cause. I do a wee bit of charity work myself for the brilliant Marie Curie Cancer Care (see: here) and would love to work with some more charities if and when I’m not wiped off my whisky-loving feet!
So, when I recently heard about an upcoming charity whisky auction I was, of course, intrigued.
The auction is being put on by Glenfiddich this Friday (read: 10 February!) at London’s Honourable Artillery Company. The whisky company will be selling off bottle number 2 of its Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve (named in honour of the fab 110-year-old granddaughter of distillery founder William Grant). There are only 11 bottles of the whisky and it already made headlines when bottle number 1 went under the hammer last year, fetching the highest ever price for a single bottle of single malt Scotch: £46,850!.
The 55-year old whisky will be auctioned off by the poshest auction house of them all, Christie’s, and the company hopes to raise more than was made for the first bottle.
All proceeds will be going straight off to Walking with the Wounded, which helps re-train servicemen and servicewomen who have been injured in wars, thereby enabling them to find new careers if they cannot continue their planned journeys in the Armed Forces.
So, not only will it be a night of raising funds for a worthy charity, but it also looks like new records could be set. You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out what happens on the night…