A rare bottle of Bowmore, the Islay Single Malt Whisky, has been sold at auction of £100,000 with all of the net profits from the sale being pledged to charity. Five charities are set to receive £11,000 each from the sale of the 54 year old special edition bottle – which was bought by a US resident who wished to remain anonymous.
To make the piece more collectable, other than the fact that only 12 bottles have been produced, Bowmore invested a lot of time and craftsmanship into the Bowmore 1957 bottle, which was hand blown making each one different, and is topped with a platinum stopper – to name but a few of the features of this bottle.
The first of 12 releases, Bottle No. 1’s profit will be donated to five Scottish charities that encompass a variety of worthy causes: Alzheimer Scotland (care for people with dementia, their caregivers and families); The Beatson Oncology Centre (care for cancer patients receiving treatment in the west of Scotland); Chas (children’s hospice services); Erskine (medical care for Armed Forces); and Marie Curie Cancer Care (cancer care and research).
Speaking about the sale, Mike Keiller, Chief Executive Officer for Morrison Bowmore Distillers, said: “We are delighted to have sold bottle No. 1 of our Bowmore 1957 just before Christmas allowing us to keep our promise to donate all the net proceeds to charity as our gift to those in need in Scotland.”
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