The Lakes Distillery: The Princess Royal donates whisky to be auctioned for The Chaffinch Trust

Six extremely rare bottles of The Lakes Distillery single malt whisky will be auctioned in aid of The Chaffinch Trust.

The Princess Royal has kindly donated six bottles of the whisky called “The Princess Royal’s Private Reserve” to be auctioned in aid of The Chaffinch Trust, a charity of which HRH is Patron.

Her Royal Highness officially opened The Lakes Distillery in 2015, and has since returned in 2022, where she met with the whisky-making team. The Princess Royal decided to donate six bottles to support The Chaffinch Trust in their work drawing together groups of people working in disadvantaged areas.

The Chaffinch Trust (Scottish Charity No SC043561) is a registered charity established in Scotland in 2012 by Ben Goss with the aim of encouraging communication and collaboration amongst organisations and individuals in order to develop initiatives and projects that support and encourage those living in areas of disadvantage.

It addresses the challenges these communities face because of poverty and lack of opportunity and builds on the energy and commitment of those in existing groups to create local, national and international partnerships.
HRH The Princess Royal is Patron of the charity.


The first four bottles, numbers 67-70, sold in our January and February auctions, reaching a combined hammer price of £9,100. The final two bottles, 71 and 72, will be available in our July auction from 7 – 16 July 2024.

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