Glenfiddich 2022 Spirit of Speyside Edition for Ukraine Glenfiddich Partners with Whisky Auctioneer to Raise Funds for Ukraine

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Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to be partnering with William Grant & Sons to host a dedicated auction from 5 – 10 May 2022 of a limited-edition whisky which has been exclusively produced to raise funds to help with the long-term support for the people of Ukraine.

The Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside is a long-established bottling and is highly sought-after by the whisky community. A special 2022 edition of just 460 bottles will be auctioned on from Thursday 5th May – Tuesday 10th May, with all proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). If you are new to Whisky Auctioneer and interested in taking part in this auction, please register an account.


“This is a truly unique micro vatting of three hand crafted barrels coopered by Ian MacDonald, former Head Cooper at Glenfiddich. In 2009, Ian took it upon himself to experiment with building a barrel using a variety of oak types – virgin American oak, ex bourbon oak and traditional refill American oak. His aim was to see how the casks would mature and how each type of oak would contribute to the final flavour.


In 2022 we are delighted to reveal the results with a one-off release of 460 bottles from these very special casks.”

Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master 


Brian describes the whisky as being “lively with a zesty fruitiness”. Bottled at cask strength, it has an ABV of 60.1% and each 70cl bottle will be individually numbered 1 – 460 and signed by the Malt Master himself. Whisky Auctioneer will also be waiving our selling fees and donating the 10% buyer’s commission in addition to the hammer price raised.


Our teams around the world have been so shocked by the continuing impact of the conflict on the people of Ukraine and neighbouring countries that we decided to do what we can to help.


We have decided to use this year’s Spirit of Speyside exclusive bottling to raise as much money as possible to support the Disasters Emergency Committee and their invaluable efforts in helping Ukrainian citizens and refugees on their long road to recovery in the months ahead.

Claudia Falcone, Glenfiddich’s Global Brand Director



As the Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside bottling is a highly sought- after release, we would expect that this rare 2022 edition will raise a great amount for such a worthy and important cause.


To ensure as much as possible can be raised from the auction to support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine, we will also be waiving our selling fees and donating the 10% buyer’s commission in addition to the hammer price raised.

Joe Wilson, Head Curator and Spirits Specialist at Whisky Auctioneer



Glenfiddich has a long history of producing an exclusive bottling to honour the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. First launched in 1999, the Spirit of Speyside Festival's annual celebration of Scotland's national drink has developed into one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world. The much-anticipated event within the annual whisky-calendar usually features over 700 whisky-inspired events, with the major distillers and community groups in the region getting involved. This year’s event takes place in Speyside between the 27th April and the 2nd May.

Whisky Auctioneer has been honoured to work closely with William Grant & Sons over the last two years to build an industry partnership that provides our global community of whisky lovers with unique opportunities. In June 2020, we joined forces to host an exclusive charity auction of their 2020 Spirit of Speyside release. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the festival was sadly cancelled, so Glenfiddich released 450 bottles of a rare single cask to raise funds to support those most affected by the pandemic in the Speyside community. Whisky Auctioneer were proud to assist in their fundraising efforts which raised over £240,000 for local Speyside causes.