Sought-after Glenfiddich Speyside sku goes to auction to support Ukraine

By Luke Barras-hill |

The Glenfiddich special edition is being auctioned via Whisky Auctioneer, which ships to more than 70 countries.

Glenfiddich is putting up for auction an exclusive limited edition whisky to generate funds in support of the people of Ukraine.

Highly coveted by the whisky community, one of only 460 bottles of Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside Edition 2022 (The Cooper’s Cask) is going under the hammer from 5-10 May.

Created by Glenfiddich’s Malt Master Brian Kinsman, the LEP draws on whisky from three different oak barrels – virgin American oak, ex-bourbon oak and refill American oak.

All proceeds will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

EXPECTED TO FETCH ‘A GREAT AMOUNT’

The Spirit of Speyside Edition 2022 is bottled at cask strength and has an ABV of 60%.

Claudia Falcone, Global Brand Director at Glenfiddich, said: “Our teams around the world have been so shocked by the continuing impact of the conflict on the people of Ukraine and neighbouring countries that we decided to do what we can to help.

“We have decided to use this year’s Spirit of Speyside exclusive bottling to raise as much money as possible to support the Disasters Emergency Committee and their invaluable efforts in helping Ukrainian citizens and refugees on their long road to recovery in the months ahead.”

Joe Wilson, Head Curator and Spirits Specialist at Whisky Auctioneer, said: “As the Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside bottling is a highly sought- after release, we would expect that this rare 2022 edition will raise a great amount for such a worthy and important cause.

“To ensure as much as possible can be raised from the auction to support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine, we will also be waiving our selling fees and donating the 10% buyer’s commission in addition to the hammer price raised.”

Glenfiddich has a long history of producing an exclusive bottling to honour the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which is one of the world’s largest and most celebrated events of its kind.

This year’s event takes place in Speyside between 27 April and 2 May.

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