The Distillers Charity Auction is a unique event organised by The Distillers’ Charity that took place on 10th April 2018 at Mercers’ Hall in London. Hosted by international auction house, Christie’s, the Distillers’ Charity Auction included some of the rarest and most collectable whiskies in the world.

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Auction Lots

Featured Lots

The Dalmore 1976

The Dalmore 1976

41 Years Old, Matured in Graham's Port Coleita 1963 Pipe, Bottle No. 1 of 1
1 bottle (70cl)

Estimate: £20,000 – £40,000

Glenfiddich 50

Glenfiddich 50

Fifty Years Old (Bottled 1991) Bottle No. 440 of 500
1 bottle (70cl)

Estimate: £10,000 – £20,000

The Balvenie Cask 191

The Balvenie Cask 191

Aged 50 Years, Bottle No. 14 of 83
1 bottle (70cl)

Estimate: £20,000 – £30,000

The Archive Collection by Gordon & MacPhail

The Archive Collection by Gordon & MacPhail

Strathisla 1937 1 x 75cl bottle
Linkwood 1946 1 x 70cl bottle
Talisker 1955 1 x 70cl bottle
Glen Grant 1965 Queens Award 1 x 70cl bottle
Connoisseurs Choice Ardbeg 1974 1 x 70cl bottle
Gordon & MacPhail's Rare Old St Magdalene 1982 1 x 70cl bottle
6 bottles

Estimate: £20,000 – £40,000

Compass Box The Hedonism Collection

Compass Box: The Hedonism Collection

Hedonism (First Edition) 2000 1 x 70cl bottle
Hedonism Maximus 2007 1 x 70cl bottle
Hedonism 10th Anniversary 2010 1 x 70cl bottle
Hedonism Quindecimus 2015 1 x 70cl bottle
Hedonism The Muse 2018 1 x 70cl bottle
5 bottles

Estimate: £5,000 – £10,000

The Kirin Library Collection

The Kirin Library Collection

Evermore Blend 21 Years Old (Bottled 2001), 1x 70cl bottle
Evermore Blend 21 Year Old (Bottled 2002), 1 x 70cl bottle
Fuji-Gotemba Single Malt 21 Years Old, 1 x 70cl bottle
3 bottles

Estimate: £20,000 – £30,000



Aged 50 Years, Special Selected Bottling
1 bottle (150cl, magnum)

Estimate: £10,000 – £20,000

Bowmore 1964

Bowmore 1964

Aged 46 Years, Fino Sherry Cask, Bottle No. 28 of 72
1 bottle (70cl)

Estimate: £20,000 – £30,000

The North British 50

The North British 50

50 Years Old, Bottle No. 232 of 500 (125th Anniversary Edition)
1 bottle (70cl)

Estimate: £2,000 – £4,000


Cotswolds Distillery

A one day whisky making and tasting experience including a hand drawn single cask bottling of Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
1 bottle (70cl)

Estimate: £800 – £1,000

Golden Moon

Golden Moon

Colorado Single Malt Whiskey, Bottle No. 228 of 384, Cask No. 1
1 bottle (75cl)

Estimate: £300 – £500

The collection of confirmed lots is available to view online by clicking the Catalogue cover below. You can also download a pdf version of the catalogue using the button below.

Hard copy catalogues will be mailed to those attending the auction in person.

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Our Charities

Charitable giving is at the heart of life in our Livery. Distillers’ Charity mission is to make a difference to young people, including those within the trade, by providing alcohol education, training and other valued opportunities.

The vision of the Distillers’ Charity Auction is to increase our impact across the areas of need where our charitable work is focused. The Charity Auction will support the following specific causes.

Distillers’ Charity

Securing our long-term ability to contribute to making a difference to the lives of young people

Distillers’ Charity’s mission is to make a difference to young people with a focus on working in three key areas. In alcohol-related education our charitable funding supports the drink’s industry charity, The Benevolent providing alcohol awareness programmes for the trade. The Charity has a long-term partnership with Alcohol Education Trust, helping to deliver alcohol education in schools to enable young people to understand alcohol. In 2017 a new relationship began with Action on Addiction supporting the Hope House bursary programme for women. Distillers’ Charity continues to support the education and training of people in the trade. This includes funding scholarships at the Heriot-Watt International Centre for Brewing & Distilling, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The Master’s charity, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and other City-related charities represent another important area in the Livery’s charitable giving.

The majority of the funds raised in the auction will benefit the Distiller’s Charity endowment, which will help to sustain the Livery’s philanthropic giving over the long-term.

Reg. Charity No. 1038763

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The Lord Mayor’s Appeal & OnSide Youth Zones

Creating opportunities for young people in London to thrive

OnSide Youth Zones is one of the charities selected by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal in their campaign to develop A Better City for All building London as a place that is inclusive, healthy, skilled and fair. OnSide, a nationally acclaimed charity, has one simple aim, to develop a network of 21st Century Youth Clubs. The Youth Zones, located in deprived areas, are designed to give young people somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in their leisure time; occupying their bodies and minds with fun activities, learning new skills and socialising in a safe, positive way.

Funding from the Auction going to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal will provide support for the new Barking & Dagenham Onside Youth Zone, opening in 2019.

It has been amazing to see my daughter outgrow her fears and get involved more with other children of all ages and disabilities.

Reg. Charity No. 1148976

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Alcohol Education Trust

Improving alcohol education for young people in Scotland

The vision of Alcohol Education Trust (AET) is for young people to enter adulthood having a responsible understanding of alcohol and its effects. AET engage children of all abilities and backgrounds before they begin drinking, helping them build resilience skills, to know how to avoid and resist risky situations and to look after themselves and each other in a variety of settings. AET develops and uses evidenced based, positive and engaging approaches that delay youth drinking and reduce binge drinking ensuring that young people stay safer around alcohol.

Funding from the Auction will be earmarked to support AET to develop their educational outreach activities covering Scotland for the benefit of children.

The resources from AET have been hugely appreciated, they have enabled our pupils to review their thoughts and misconceptions around alcohol in an interactive and engaging way that has fuelled positive and reflective discussions.

Reg. Charity No. 1138775

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Acknowledgements of Support for the Auction

Distillers’ Charity acknowledges the support of the following charitable organisations, which have provided core funding for the Auction.

Diageo Foundation

A generous legacy grant was made by the Diageo Foundation to provide kick-start funding to help to make the Distillers’ Charity Auction a fundraising programme that is sustainable in the long-term.

Further donations towards supporting the Auction were also received from:

The Morrison Foundation & William Grant Foundation

About the Company

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is a livery company of The City of London.

Granted a Royal Charter by Charles I in 1638, it was given the power to exercise a monopoly and regulate the distilling trade within the cities of London and Westminster.

The values of integrity, generosity and fellowship that governed the Company more than 370 years ago live on, alongside the Distillers’ aim to be at the hub of today’s vibrant spirits industry.

The Company’s year begins in November with the installation of a new Master, followed by a calendar of events including a Livery Banquet at Mansion House, a lively City Debate and an annual spirits tasting and masterclasses with the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition).

Charitable giving is at the heart of of life in the Distillers’ Livery. The Distillers Charity was established in 1955 and is responsible for raising funds that help to create an impact on the causes that we support.

In 2013, we held the first Distillers’ Charity Auction. This auction of 53 lots of old, rare, and unique bottles and collections of Scotch Whiskies raised over £250,000 for charitable causes.

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