The cask was originally given to Her Majesty the Queen when she visited the Bowmore Distillery on the Isle of Islay in 1980. In 2002, the cask was bottled to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
|Bowmore 1980 Queens Cask|
The 629 bottles of whisky were specially designed and placed in commemorative boxes with individually numbered labels. Up until now only five bottles have ever been released, with the permission of the Queen, and have all raised substantial sums for charities, including one of which made more than £60,000.
Commenting on the news, Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive of the MS Society, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to have been given this bottle of whisky from the Queen’s Cask. We want to use this amazing opportunity to raise as much as we can to fund multiple sclerosis research.”
She went on to say: “More than 100,000 people are living with MS in the UK and it’s an unpredictable and debilitating condition. We’ve already made important breakthroughs and we’re now at the start of a generation of MS research that holds incredible promise. The money raised from this auction could make a huge difference.”
The silent auction ends on June 30th at 12pm, and there’s a reserve of £10,000. All bids to be made via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Steve Rush