William Grant & Sons has put its largest ever archive under the gavel to raise both spirits and donations for the hospitality industry. More than 300 items will be auctioned to raise funds for The Drinks Trust and The BEN Scotland.
Items up for grabs range from rare and aged liquids for dedicated spirts connoisseurs to an exclusive hand-built Morgan motor car from The Balvenie.
Cocktail enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on bartending essentials, a Monkey Shoulder cocktail Konga Shaker, sets of Tullamore D.E.W. tumbler glasses, jiggers and Sailor Jerry cocktail shaker kits.
Those looking for a unique gift or an unforgettable experience can bid on one-of-a-kind virtual and in-person behind-the-scenes experiences to exclusive, hidden rendezvous with esteemed malt masters and distillers.
Is gin your thing?
The curious Hendrick's Gin Palace is opening its doors for the very first time, and you could be there. You can bid to visit the Hendrick's Gin Palace in Scotland and meet Master Distiller Lesley Gracie.
Or get shoulder to shoulder with malt master David C. Stewart MBE at The Balvenie blending lab.
With the nation still embracing virtual interactions, a suite of online experiences has been curated by award-winning brand ambassadors, giving unprecedented access to behind the scenes experiences from home.
There is truly something for everyone and collectors can court the unattainable, off-market items in a catalogue assembled from the archives of The Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Monkey Shoulder, Hendrick's Gin, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore D.E.W., Grant's, Drambuie, Ailsa Bay and Reyka Vodka.
Register to bid today and experience the thrill of an auction from the comfort of your own homes.
All items in the catalogue will go live for preview on 15 July. Registration to bid is £5 with all proceeds contributing to the auction donation total for The Drinks Trust and The BEN Scotland. You will also receive a raffle entry to win an at-home cocktail party with the iconic Monkey Shoulder mixer truck.
The William Grant & Sons #STANDFAST Charity Auction starts 19 July.
The Drinks Trust (Registered in England and Wales, charity number 1023376)
The Drinks Trust is the community organisation for the drinks industry, offering support and services to help its community thrive, to upskill, to broaden their knowledge, to network and learn from one another. It will also be there to support them in challenging times, with wellbeing and financial assistance.
The BEN Scotland (Benevolent Society Of The Licensed Trade Of Scotland, SC005604)
The BEN, under various guises, has been in operation since 1864. Offering financial, social and emotional support, The BEN has 10 Directors, from every section of the Trade, who work throughout Scotland and volunteer their time to help raise funds, manage the charity and support the delivery of services for beneficiaries. Although over 150 years old, The BEN's Strategy is to continue expanding its support across Scotland and ensure its services remain as relevant as ever to the licensed trade.