When: Friday 10th February 2012, 18.30-20.30
Where: Armoury House at The Honourable Artillery Company, London EC1Y 2BQ
The auction is in aid of Walking With The Wounded, a charity dedicated to raising funds for the re-training and re-education of our servicemen and women. Glenfiddich is the sponsor of the charity’s forthcoming Everest expedition – a fundraising challenge to put five wounded servicemen on top of the world – and this auction will provide an opportunity for you to meet these pioneering men.
Only eleven bottles of this 55 year old single malt Scotch whisky will ever be released to the public in honour of Janet Sheed Roberts, who at 110 years old is the oldest living person in Scotland and also the granddaughter of William Grant – founder of the Glenfiddich distillery.
This charity auction, led by Christie’s auctioneer James Bruce-Gardyne, will see bottle No.2 released to the public, with all proceeds from this sale going to Walking With The Wounded. Each bottle is hand numbered and bottle No.1 was auctioned at Bonhams in Edinburgh with a final auction price of £46,850, breaking the world record for the most expensive single malt Scotch whisky sold at auction.
Prior to the auction, you will hear from a selection of inspiring people, including: Private Jaco van Gass, one of the wounded servicemen embarking on the Everest Expedition; Edward Parker, co-founder of Walking With The Wounded; Peter Gordon, Glenfiddich chairman and great-nephew of Janet Sheed Roberts; and Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Malt Master and the man behind the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve.
As this is a private, by invitation only event, if you would like to attend the auction or organise a phone bid, please email email@example.com or call 020 7632 4827. An invitation outlining the finer details of the event will then follow.
Glenfiddich also encourages you to forward this invite to anyone you feel will be interested in bidding at this auction.
Glenfiddich is delighted to be supporting Walking With The Wounded and is looking forward to the auction raising even more funds to help make a difference to the lives of our inspirational servicemen and women.
For more information about Walking With The Wounded and the Everest expedition, please visit http://www.wwtw.org.uk
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