Scotch whisky industry comes together for a very special auction

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Kirsten Blackie-Gault



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A unique collection of extremely rare Scotch Whiskies is under the hammer as the Scotch Whisky industry joins forces to raise money for Beatson Cancer Charity.

The Scotch Whisky Industry Charity Auction for Beatson Cancer Charity features over 100 rare and prestigious whiskies from Scotland’s finest distilleries with an estimated auction hammer price value of over £110,000. Interest in the auction is expected to be high due to the rarity of the bottles on offer.

Inspiration for the auction came from the former Edrington chief executive Ian Curle, who benefitted first-hand from the skill and dedication of the clinicians at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, an internationally renowned institution.

The online auction will run until 23rd September on Whisky Auctioneer, which is waiving its seller fee and donating its buyer commission to the charity.

Commenting on the auction, Ian Curle, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the Scotch whisky industry to come together and raise a lot of money for a world-leading cancer centre. The whiskies donated demonstrate the true spirit of one of Scotland’s best-known industries.”

Iain McClune, managing director and founder, Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We are excited by the prospect of working in partnership with the Scotch whisky industry to not only provide support and a platform to raise money for such an important cause, but also to raise awareness of Beatson Cancer Charity’s incredible work.”

Martin Cawley, Beatson Cancer Charity CEO, said: “Without the wonderful generosity of our supporters, Beatson Cancer Charity could not continue to support the thousands of patients and families facing cancer every year. The money raised from this auction will allow us to invest in a better future for cancer patients and their families.”

Karen Betts, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, added: “The Scotch whisky industry is very proud to be supporting the Beatson Cancer Charity auction and to help raise awareness about the incredible work they do in support of cancer patients across Scotland and their families. I wish the auction, with its range of amazing whiskies, every success for The Beatson.”

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK is proud to donate a fantastic vintage bottling of Auchentoshan, distilled on 25th April 1966 and matured in North American oak barrels. 

For more information on the auction or to register to participate please visit 

(Press release courtesy of the Whisky Auctioneer)