The Worshipful Company of Distillers and the Distillers’ Charity recently announced the much-anticipated return of the Distillers One of One auction, set to captivate whisky enthusiasts once more on Thursday, 5th October 2023.
This grand event will take place amidst the opulent surroundings of Hopetoun House, widely celebrated as one of Scotland’s most splendid stately homes. It promises to be an unforgettable display of exceptionally rare and extraordinary Scotch Whisky.
Unveiling Scotland’s Unique Scotch Treasures
In an exclusive partnership with Sotheby’s, the Distillers One of One auction has curated an unparalleled collection of one-of-a-kind Scotch whiskies, sourced from distilleries spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. Each Lot in this extraordinary showcase pays tribute to the outstanding craftsmanship and distinctiveness of Scotland’s most prestigious distilleries.
The first-ever Distillers’ One of One auction unfolded at the majestic Barnbougle Castle on Friday, 3rd December 2021. It featured an impressive lineup of over 40 lots, each achieving record-breaking hammer prices. This remarkable event managed to raise an astounding sum of over £2.4 million, all of which was generously donated to the Distillers’ Charity, with a primary focus on the Youth Action Fund. This fund is dedicated to enhancing the life prospects of underprivileged young individuals within our Scotch Whisky-making communities.
A Generous Gesture from Scotland’s Esteemed Whisky Brands
The success of this groundbreaking auction and the promise of future editions are indebted to the unselfishness of some of the most venerable names in the Scotch Whisky industry. The Worshipful Company of Distillers has rallied whisky brands and industry collaborators from every corner of Scotland, uniting their creative prowess to craft exceptional whiskies, all in the noble pursuit of philanthropy.
As the Distillers One of One auction returns for its second edition, connoisseurs and collectors alike eagerly await the unveiling of these unparalleled Scotch Whisky gems. Set against the backdrop of Hopetoun House’s timeless elegance, this event promises to not only showcase the epitome of whisky craftsmanship but also continue its benevolent mission of supporting the future of Scotland’s whisky-making communities.