Friday, November 30, 2018


Whisky auction website Whisky.Auction, has announced that it has raised over £350,000 in its recent charity auction, for non-profit organisations around the world dedicated to battling the impact of single-use plastic waste.

The auction which ran from the 18th to 27th November, featured 21 exceptional bottles of whisky and rum, more than half of which were one-off bottles created especially for the auction, never to be repeated. 

Rare whisky auction raises over £350,000 dedicated to battle plastic waste

A 50 Year Old Japanese whisky from the closed Karuizawa distillery was the highlight of the auction, with the lucky bidder getting their hands on this incredibly rare bottle for £115,115.

One of the world’s most collected distilleries, Macallan, saw £37,375 paid for a 50 Year Old Millennium Decanter. American whisky also made waves in this auction with Michter’s achieving the highest price ever paid for a bottle – a one-off bottle of their 22 year old bourbon, which sold for £13,340.

Commenting on the news, Isabel Graham-Yooll, Auction Director for Whisky.Auction, said: “This auction has been a huge success thanks to the tremendous generosity of the 21 distilleries and bottlers who donated such exceptional bottles. We’ve all seen the impact that single-use plastic is having on our oceans and I am sure every donor will be delighted to hear just how much has been raised for the charities battling the issue.”

All profits, including commission, from the auction will be donated to chosen charities to actively combat the ongoing plight of the world’s oceans.

Posted by Steve Rush