A selection of rums and single malt whiskies are going to auction as the drinks industry once again helps charities to save the oceans.
Fifteen bottles with an estimated auction value of over $250,000 are to be put up for online auction with Whisky.Auction, making the rare and collectible bottles available for enthusiasts worldwide.
The bottles which are available individually include Scotch single malts from Glenfarclas, Bowmore, Ardbeg and Balvenie distilleries amongst others. A 50 years old bottle of whisky from Japan’s Karuizawa distillery is hoped to break the world record for most expensive Japanese whisky to ever be sold. Special rums including Four Square 15 year old and Caroni Guyana 1994 are also to be listed.
Isabel Graham-Yooll, auction director for Whisky.Auction said: “Every now and then an auction line-up comes along that has spirits collectors and connoisseurs on the edge of their seats with excitement. This is one of those auctions. These bottles are not merely rare, some of them are entirely unique; they have never been seen before and may never be seen again. The distilleries and bottlers who have kindly donated these lots fully support the work that these charities undertake and were committed to helping us raise as much money as possible. It is difficult to put into words just how remarkable these bottles are, and we’re really hoping that is reflected in their final hammer prices.”
Plastic Oceans, a non-profit organization based in the US is just one of the charities that will benefit from the auction. Profits will be donated to a selection of charities working towards global awareness initiatives that are focused on the use of plastic.
The Whisky Exchange also became involved in the event as their own London Whisky Show marks their 10th anniversary and is celebrating moves towards becoming plastic free.
The online auction will take place November 18th – 27th, 2018.