The Nc’nean Distillery, on the Morvern peninsula in Scotland, has today announced that it is auctioning off the first ten bottles of its inaugural single malt whisky for charity.
Nc’nean Ainnir (60.3% ABV) which has been produced using organic Scottish barley, is a marriage of five American bourbon and red wine barrels, which has been bottled at cask strength.
All the proceeds from bottles 1-10 of Ainnir, from the distillery which is powered by 100% renewable energy, will be split between charities that support sustainability, the local Morvern community and the UK hospitality industry.
The general release of Nc’nean Ainnir, which consisted of 1,320 bottles, sold out online within 36 hours of going on sale.
Commenting on the news, Annabel Thomas, Nc’nean’s Founder, said: “Our first ever whisky has been a long time coming and we are tremendously excited to auction off Bottles #1-10 of Ainnir on Whisky Auctioneer. Ainnir, like all our spirits, exists in harmony with the planet and ethos of Neachneohain, not afraid to be creative and curious. I think it’s really important to give back to the community that has supported us along our spirits journey, so this charity auction is a fitting tribute to both local, sustainability and industry organisations.”
The first 10 bottles of Nc’nean Ainnir, will be auctioned on the Whisky Auctioneer website, from between the 14th and 17th of August.
Posted by Steve Rush