Saturday, 04 July 2020 13:24

Glenfiddich auction of limited edition bottles 2007, to help support Speyside Community raises £240,000

This can open your eyes in awe in the times of Covid-19. The limited edition bottles of Glenfiddich 2007 (Cask No. 25427) raised a spectacular ) £240,000  during an auction that supports the Speyside community. Having attracted over 13,000 bidders from 55 countries, the Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 was a not to be missed opportunity for whisky lovers. Glenfiddich released 450 bottles of this exceptional whisky, to celebrate the Spirit of Speyside festival, cancelled this year in light of Covid-19.

On top of the £215,000 raised by the auction, an additional contribution of over £24,000 was added to the overall auction result by host, Whisky Auctioneer. The online whisky auction specialist donated the 10% buyers’ commission plus fees from registrations during the course of the six-day auction to the grand total raised.

The auction drew international interest, sparking competitive bidding online from the moment the auction went live to the all-important last hour rush, resulting in 13,000 bids overall.

On average each lot sold for approximately £480. The most sought after bottle numbers included 1 of 450 and 2 of 450 which in turn sold for £6,800 and £3,200 respectively.The final amount raised of £240,000 will go directly to support local Speyside causes most affected by the Covid-19 crisis; and will be split between NHS Grampian, Moray Food Plus and Keirans Legacy.

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