We are excited to once again offer our global customers an unrepeatable opportunity in this exclusive industry partnership with the trailblazing Holyrood distillery. In our May Auction, live from 28 May - 7 June on WhiskyAuctioneer.com, Holyrood Distillery, Edinburgh’s first single malt distillery in almost a century, will offer three singular whisky casks up for charity auction.
These unique casks of Holyrood's maturing single malt are not available anywhere else, offering whisky enthusiasts the very unique opportunity to acquire a piece of liquid history and get in on the ground floor to be a part of this progressive and innovative distillery.
All proceeds from the sale of the casks will be split between Edinburgh charities Vintage Vibes, tackling social isolation in the community; Edinburgh Food Project, a local food bank charity; and The Drinks Trust’s covid relief fund for the hospitality industry. Whisky Auctioneer will also donate the 10% buyer's commission to the total hammer price raised for the three charities.
Each 200 litre cask will be filled with ‘Made by Edinburgh’ new make spirit, at an ABV of 60% and matured in a first-fill American ex-bourbon barrel. As the public ‘Made by Edinburgh’ cask offering comes exclusively in a selection of sherry casks, the ex-bourbon maturation makes the charity auction casks a truly unique collectable. Having been distilled using single-origin barley from a Lothian-based farm and a proportion of crystal and chocolate malt, the casks offer full traceability from field to barrel.
Commenting on the charity cask auction, David Robertson, Co-Founder of Holyrood Distillery said: “As Edinburgh’s first single malt distillery in nearly a century, we wanted to shine a spotlight on Edinburgh’s amazing whisky heritage. We’ve created a spirit that echoes what would have been done 100 years ago; using locally sourced barley and beer yeast from an Edinburgh brewery, filled into three extra special ex-bourbon casks.
“It was essential for us that we supported local Edinburgh charities, our whisky is made by local people and inspired by the city we’re in, so it was paramount to ensure that communities close to the heart of our distillery are supported during this time.”
Adding his thoughts, Joe Wilson, Head of Auction Content at Whisky Auctioneer said: "It's a privilege to partner with Holyrood Distillery to bring these casks to auction in order to support some incredible charitable organisations. The sale presents the very unique opportunity for our global customer base to acquire a piece of liquid history from this trailblazing Edinburgh distillery, whilst giving back to the local community."
"Holyrood is a vibrant new distillery that will produce Edinburgh's first malt whisky for nearly 100 years, so we are sure that this auction will inspire a huge amount of interest around the globe."