Charity whisky auction supports Scottish on-trade

On-trade charity The Ben will auction rare whiskies from Auchentoshan, Glenglassaugh and Ardbeg to support hospitality workers across Scotland.

Run through online auction house Whisky Auctioneer, the sale comprises more than 25 expressions that have been donated by whisky ambassadors from across Scotland.

Chris Gardner, chief executive at The Ben, said: “We are touched by the continuing support and generosity of the trade in these extremely trying times. There are some superb bottles up for grabs and we thank everyone who has contributed once again.”

The sale will feature whiskies including Auchentoshan 1966 44 Years Old, Glenglassaugh 42 Years Old, Chivas Regal The Icon and a 2005 Ardbeg bottling, as well as expressions from GlenDronach and Ardnamurchan.

Alongside the rare spirits, whisky fans will be able to bid for experiences including a Glenfarclas tasting, which includes a private tasting of Glenfarclas’ Five Decades of Family Casks, and a tasting with independent bottler Douglas Laing.

John Hutchison, president of The Ben, said: “The Ben works tirelessly to help disadvantaged colleagues from the hospitality sector, 2020 has been one of the hardest years for our sector and as a consequence we have helped a record number of beneficiaries, [and] the financial impact on us as a charity is significant, and all monies raised from this auction will go straight to helping individuals in Scotland.”

The auction will run on Whisky Auctioneer from 23 December until 11 January.

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