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Distillers One of One Auction: Die Ergebnisse und Reaktionen in einem Artikel gesammelt

Weitere Presseaussendungen zu der erfolgreichen Charity-Auktion mit über 2 Mio Pfund in einem kompakten Bericht gesammelt...

Eine Presseaussendung der Veranstalter der Distillers One of One Charity Auction nehmen wir zum Anlass, die noch ausstehenden Ergebniss aus der Versteigerung (und diese trudeln bei uns nach wie vor ein) in einem Artikel zusammenzufassen – zunächst der Artikel der Organisation, danach noch die Infos der weiteren Destillerien, die wertvolle Whiskys zur Verfügung gestellt hatten.

Mit 2,25 Millionen Pfund war die Auktion mehr als erfolgreich. Hier also die Infos

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19 Auction Records Achieved, Including Bowmore, Brora, The Glenturret, The Glen Grant and Old Pulteney

Edinburgh, 6 October 2023 – The Distillers’ Charity hosted its second biennial One of One Auction, in partnership with Sotheby’s, in the stately Hopetoun House near Edinburgh on Thursday 5 October. Comprising a selection of ultra-rare Scotch whiskies, the 39-lot sale – which attracted lively bidding in the room and fierce bidding online – was attended by some 200 guests from across the globe, and brought an outstanding total of £2,248,750 / $2,715,815, more than double the pre-sale low estimate. Hammer proceeds of £1.8 million from yesterday’s auction will primarily benefit The Distillers’ Charity’s Youth Action Fund, which aims to transform the lives of young people in Scotland aged between 16 and 25, by helping them to develop knowledge, confidence, resilience, and skills. The Youth Action Fund – established by The Distillers’ Charity, with the support of Inspiring Scotland, as a vehicle to distribute funds from the One of One Auctions – has assembled a panel of complementary charity partners, each providing expertise and experience in achieving sustainable employability outcomes for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Yesterday’s result means that the first two Distillers One of One Auctions have raised a combined total of £4.2m for charity.

Grant Gordon OBE, Chairman of The Distillers’ Charity, commented that

“We’re very proud to see that the Scotch Whisky industry has once more come together and raised an incredible amount in support of disadvantaged young people in Scotland. In the past 21 months, with proceeds from the first One of One Auction, over 800 young people who were isolated, disengaged and inactive, have already benefited from support through the Youth Action Fund. This year’s auction has once more raised a substantial amount of funds, which will contribute towards our aspiration of changing the lives of another 1,000 young people across Scotland in the next two years. We sincerely thank all our industry leaders, the whisky collectors and the craftspeople that pour their passion into every cask and bottle, for their support and generosity, as well the Youth Action Fund’s charity partners who work tirelessly every day to support the young people in Scotland.”

Jonathan Driver from The Distillers One of One, added:

“We’re overwhelmed to see that our second One of One Auction has been another resounding success, galvanizing whisky brands old and new, all in the name of philanthropy. To have raised such an exceptional sum for Scotland’s disadvantaged youth this year is very special to us, and we cannot wait to hear about further inspiring stories on how these funds will be used in practice.

We’re also delighted to announce that the next One of One Auction will be back in 2025, continuing the momentum of creativity, philanthropy and celebration that we’ve built. We look forward to welcoming back our partners, including auctioneers Sotheby’s, and we’re proud to make a long-term commitment to funding and securing a future for young people in Scotland that benefit from the funds raised. The Distillers’ Charity would like to thank all who donated to, and bid on, the One of One Auction 2023, and we look forward to seeing them again in 2025.”

Sotheby’s Global Head of Whisky, Jonny Fowle, said:

“In 2021, the inaugural Distillers One of One sale broke the mould for whisky charity auctions not just through the creativity of the donations but also through the value generated for The Distillers’ Charity. For 2023, the participating distilleries really went above and beyond to stretch the bounds of their generosity and creativity. This galvanising feeling of partnership, community and conviviality built a resulting auction that was greater than the sum of its parts and the results have once again exceeded anything that we thought was possible before this project began. We would like to thank all of the donors who have worked so generously to make this auction a success and look forward to its development into 2025.”

Across the sale, nineteen auction records were achieved: for Brora (Lot 5), Glenglassaugh (Lot 6), Glenmorangie (Lot 7), Macduff (Lot 10), Old Pulteney (Lot 11), The Glenturret (Lot 13), Bladnoch (Lot 15), Holyrood (Lot 18), Littlemill (Lot 20), Bowmore (Lot 22), Kilchoman (Lot 25), That Boutique-y Whisky Company (Lot 26), Glen Scotia (Lot 27), House of Hazelwood (Lot 29), Glen Moray (Lot 30), The Glen Grant (Lot 32), The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Lot 33), Gordon & MacPhail (Lot 34), and The Last Drop (Lot 38).

Leading the auction was the spectacular Bowmore STAC 55 Years Old, the oldest whisky ever released by the distillery, which sold for £562,500 / $679,331 (est. £300,000-500,000). A spirited extended bidding battle broke out as collectors enthusiastically offered amounts far in advance of the previous bid, to secure the highly prized single malt housed in a ground-breaking magnum-sized, 1.5 litre, hand-blown glass.

A new auction record was achieved when Brora Iris 50 Year Old 1972, the oldest Brora single malt that has ever been bottled, presented in a 1.5 litre decanter and suspended within an imposing one-of-a-kind handcrafted stone sculpture, sold for £400,000 / $483,080 (est. £200,000-400,000). In the run-up to the sale, online bidding had already broken Brora’s previous auction record; on the day, multiple bids resulted in an outcome establishing the highest price for a bottle of whisky released from the Brora distillery.

From the Glen Grant Distillery, The Visionary – an exceptional one-of-a-kind creation presented in a singular hand blown battuto-cut magnum decanter and one of the oldest whiskies to be released by the distillery – more than doubled its high estimate, selling for £212,500 / $256,636 (est. £50,000-90,000), establishing a record for a bottle of The Glen Grant at auction.

An auction record was achieved for The Glenturret when The Glenturret Enduring Spirit – four Lalique crystal decanters, each containing liquid to celebrate a century of The Glenturret’s existence, contained in a handmade, Method Studio trunk – tripled its estimated, to bring £125,000 / $150,962 (est. £40,000- 80,000).

The Gordon & MacPhail Recollection Showcase, featuring five uniquely engraved Glencairn decanters each containing an extremely rare one-off 70cl single malt from a distillery that has been lost or silent for decades, brought £93,750 / $113,222 (est. £80,000-160,000).

Old Pulteney Bow Wave 45 Year Old, the oldest expression released to date from Old Pulteney Distillery, more than doubled its pre-sale high estimate, selling for £68,750 / $83,029 (est. £20,000-30,000).

The Only Drop, from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, saw a flurry of bids, resulting in a final sale price of

£18,750 / $22,644 (est. £5,000-10,000). The one-of-a-kind bottle housing a 1989 spirit from a Speyside Distillery is distinguished by its unique bottle design, featuring a sculptural representation of a ripple formation on water, with a droplet portal allowing a glimpse of the precious whisky within.

Other significant results from the day included:

“Christmas at Hazelwood”, presented for sale by House of Hazelwood – a miniature house, inspired by the Gordon family’s ancestral home and created by Linley in the form of an Advent Calendar. This unique lot containing a 50ml measure of every House of Hazelwood whisky released to date behind 24 numbered

advent doors alongside a full bottle of a unique 51 Year Old sherry cask matured blended Scotch Whisky to be opened and shared on Christmas Day sold for £47,500 / $57,366, more than three times its pre-sale low estimate (est. £14,000-24,000), establishing an auction record for House of Hazelwood.

Showcasing a contrasting duo of rare Scotch whiskies distilled in 1979 and bottled in 2023, AGA, by KANDOBLANC, ignited competitive bidding, selling for £45,000 / $54,346 – an auction debut for the newly launched whisky brand.

An extraordinary 49 Year Old Glen Scotia, taken from the distillery’s oldest remaining cask reserves, encased in a bespoke wooden case, brought £33,750 / $40,760 (est. £10,000-15,000.)

Presenting the winning bidder with an opportunity to create their own unique aged, blended Scotch Whisky, The Last Drop Blending Experience sold for a staggering £60,000 / $72,462 (est. £14,000-24,000).

The Distillers One of One is also immensely grateful to the donors, to everyone who attended and bid, and to the following sponsors: Partner Programme Sponsor – Beamish International; Programme Sponsors – Glencairn Crystal, McLaren Packaging and Simpsons Malt; and Auction Sponsors – Bentley Motors Edinburgh, Forsyths.

Hier nun in diesem Zusammenhang die Pressemitteilung von Glenglassaugh


Glenglassaugh Coalescence of the Coast aged 55 Years, a one-of-a-kind expression crafted by Master Blender Rachel Barrie, has been sold as part of the Distillers One of One Auction, raising a total of £37,500*, the highest price ever achieved for a bottle of Glenglassaugh at auction.

Created exclusively for the auction to raise vital funds to help disadvantaged young people in Scotland, the expression marries three individual casks of Glenglassaugh filled in 1963, 1965 and 1967. The coalescence of these rare casks expresses the extraordinary character of Glenglassaugh after decades of coastal maturation.

The liquid is held within a custom made crystal decanter which is housed in a bespoke, hand-crafted wooden box inspired by Glenglassaugh’s coastal home. The design reflects the ripples of the shore at Sandend Bay and is adorned with the natural serpentine marble from

the distillery’s neighbouring harbour town, Portsoy. The lot buyer will also receive three miniature samples, one taken from each of the three casks used for the marriage.

Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery, said:

“The elixir within this bespoke bottle of Glenglassaugh is a precise composition which captures Glenglassaugh at its quintessential peak, with seductive cassis, sublime mandarin peel and soft aromatic sherry in a caress of silken oak. One sip awakens the senses with mesmerising waves of luscious black cherry, ripe mango and tropical flora carried on an endless ocean breeze. To taste Glenglassaugh Single Malt is to experience the evocative coastal influence of Sandend Bay.

“Now is such an exciting time for Glenglassaugh. We’re still riding the wave of the new portfolio launch and we have so much to look forward to with some exquisite new releases of old and rare whisky which date back to the 60s and 70s still to come. Watch this space.”

The Distillers’ Charity hosted the second biennial One of One Auction, in partnership with Sotheby’s, in Hopetoun House near Edinburgh on Thursday 5 October, raising an outstanding total of £2.25 million / $2.7 million, doubling the pre-sale low estimate. Hammer proceeds of £1.8 million from the auction, which saw 39 lots of unique whiskies and experiences donated by distilleries from across Scotland, will primarily benefit The Distillers’ Charity’s Youth Action Fund, which aims to transform the lives of young people in Scotland.

Auch von House of Hazelwood haben wir dazu eine Aussendung bekommen:


New auction record achieved for House of Hazelwood selling for £47,500/$57,366 more than three times its pre-sale low estimate

In one of the most competitive and fastest bidding at this year’s Distiller’s One of One Auction, rare whisky custodians, the House of Hazelwood, saw its exceptional one-of-a-kind advent calendar, ‘Christmas at Hazelwood’, sell for £47,500/$57,366, more than three times its pre-sale low estimate. 

Inspired by the Gordon family’s ancestral home Hazelwood House and hand-crafted in sycamore, walnut, and brass by the in-house design team at LINLEY, the House of Hazelwood “Christmas at Hazelwood” – unique architectural box in the form of an Advent Calendar – truly stood out at this year’s auction with collectors and bidders from around the world saying it was a truly delightful, playful and outstanding piece.

The box which contains a 50ml measure of every House of Hazelwood whisky released to date behind 24 numbered advent doors alongside a full bottle (70cl) of a unique 51-Year-Old sherry cask matured blend. Prospective bidders who were given the opportunity to taste the one of one Christmas at Hazelwood whisky ahead of the auction described it as one of the best whiskies on offer.

Jonathan Gibson, director at House of Hazelwood said:

“We have been truly delighted by the response to our lot. The feedback from fellow distillers and bidders alike has been exceptional in the run up to the auction.  It was wonderful to see the bids coming in thick and fast from around the world and even better to know that all the proceeds will be donated to The Distillers Charity’s Youth Action Fund, helping disadvantaged children across Scotland.”

While this is a one-of-a-kind piece for the Distillers charitable auction, House of Hazelwood’s whisky concierge service ( is available to offer other bespoke commissions of this kind working alongside LINLEY to create unique architectural and advent boxes containing rare whiskies.  

Overall, the second Distillers One of One Charity auction raised an outstanding total of £2,248,750 / $2,715,815, more than double the pre-sale low estimate. Hammer proceeds of £1.8 million from yesterday’s auction will primarily benefit The Distillers’ Charity’s Youth Action Fund, which aims to transform the lives of young people in Scotland aged between 16 and 25.

Tasting notes

Christmas at Hazelwood, 51-Year-Old Blended Scotch Whisky, 48.8% ABV

Appearance: Dark mahogany

Nose: Rich and indulgent, cooking apples and buttery pastry, hints of soft leather, Christmas cheer in liquid form

Palate: Christmas cake, intense butterscotch and rich tannins unwrap into a lasting candied finish.

The whisky which has been matured in American and European Oak casks is cask-strength, non-chill filtered and natural colour.

Und auch Brora hat uns noch einen Artikel gesendet:



October 2023: Brora Iris, donated by Diageo to the Distillers One Of One Charity Auction, has sold for £400,000 / $483,080 (including buyer’s premium) and breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle from Brora distillery.

Sold at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh in partnership with Sotheby’s, the successful bidder is now the sole owner of Brora Iris. The stunning work of art represents the eye of a Scottish Wildcat; the emblem of Brora Distillery and is the oldest whisky ever to be released from the distillery crafted by distillers at Brora five decades ago. The new owner will also be invited to explore the reawakened distillery with five guests and be guided by distillery host Andrew Flatt through an exquisite tasting experience. 

The proceeds raised from the sale of Brora Iris at the auction and the 38 other lots, totalling £1.8 million,will be donated to the Distillers’ Charity, principally to the Youth Action Fund, dedicated to transforming the lives of young people in Scotland.

Commenting on the charity auction, Javier Ferrán, Diageo Chairman, said: “We are honoured to have been a part of the second Distillers’ Charity One-of-One auction and that our Brora Iris sold for £400,000, making a significant contribution to the £1.8million total the auction achieved. We look forward to working with the Distillers’ Charity as they put this contribution to good use supporting communities and young people across Scotland.”

A collaboration by a number of highly skilled artists and craftspeople, the Brora Iris consists of a 1.5 litre decanter representing the Wildcat’s iris, while the stone sculpture has been hewn from the same limestone that was used to build Brora Distillery, by Scotland based sculptor and artist Michelle De Bruin. It is crowned by a bronze wildcat figure, which acts as a key to the decanter, cast by one of the UK’s leading animalier sculptor’s Jonathan Knight. 

The whisky contained within Brora Iris was drawn from a tiny capsule of Brora’s distilling past. The vanishingly rare ghost stock is from the celebrated year of 1972.  Brora Iris Master Blender Dr Craig Wilson described it as “a style that has come to define the Brora iconic status”, and was crafted only during fleeting periods of the distillery’s past.

Together the piece creates a remarkable, never to be repeated, celebration of the skill, dedication and attention to detail that is the hallmark of Brora. 

Founded in 1819, Brora Distillery, in Sutherland, garnered early acclaim for the quality of its spirit and craftsmanship. When the stills fell silent in 1983, Brora soon earned world renown as one of the lost icons of the whisky world, with historic bottlings eagerly sought out by collectors to set auction records. In 2021 distilling recommenced at Brora after the distillery was meticulously restored as part of a major investment by Diageo, crafting new spirit for generations to come. It now welcomes small groups of visitors by appointment only in limited numbers and releases highly sought-out capsules of historic whisky from its ‘ghost’ stock.

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