Glenfiddich has raised £150,000 to help with the long-term support of the people of Ukraine after auctioning 460 bottles of its Spirit of Speyside 2022 edition (The Cooper’s Cask) on Whisky Auctioneer. Proceeds from the auction, which took place May 5-10, will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Glenfiddich’s Malt Master Brian Kinsman created this special Spirit of Speyside Edition 2022 by selecting whisky from three different oak barrels – virgin American oak, ex bourbon oak and refill American oak.
Bottled at cask strength, it has an ABV of 60% and each 70cl bottle was hand numbered 1 – 460 and signed by the Malt Master himself. Bottle number one (#1) was the highest value, £5,601.
Claudia Falcone, Glenfiddich’s global brand director, said: “Our teams around the world have been so shocked by the continuing impact of the conflict on the people of Ukraine and neighboring countries that we decided to do what we can to help.
“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 are 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.”
To ensure as much as possible was raised from the auction to support those affected, Whisky Auctioneer waived their selling fees and are donating the 10% buyer’s commission in addition to the price raised.