Scotch Whisky Industry Charity Auction - Press Release

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03.09.2019

Scotch Whisky Industry comes together for one-off auction in aid of leading Scottish charity

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Scotch Whisky Industry comes together for one-off auction in aid of leading Scottish charity

Scotch Whisky Industry comes together for one-off auction in aid of leading Scottish charity

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A unique collection of extremely rare Scotch Whiskies will go under the hammer later this month as the Scotch Whisky industry joins forces to raise money for Beatson Cancer Charity.  
 
The Scotch Whisky Industry Charity Auction for Beatson Cancer Charity will feature 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 benefited 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 from 13th-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, Whisky Auctioneer Founder, 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.” 
 
To buy or sell on the Whisky Auctioneer website, an account must be first set up here: https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/register 
 


 About Beatson Cancer Charity

Beatson Cancer Charity supports people and families affected by cancer. From providing wellbeing and patient care services to funding pioneering research and specialist clinical posts, the Glasgow based charity reaches out to cancer patients across the West of Scotland and beyond. Working alongside the NHS and university partners, Beatson Cancer Charity strives to support The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.  
 
About The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre is an internationally renowned institution, one of the most innovative and modern cancer centres in the world and one of the busiest in terms of clinical activity and patient numbers. Each year The Beatson sees more than 8000 new patients and delivers more than 35,000 courses of chemotherapy and 6,800 courses of radiotherapy.  
 
The Beatson has a catchment area of 2.5 million people, around 50% of the Scottish population. It is the primary centre for all radiotherapy and chemotherapy delivery to the population of the West of Scotland.  
 
The Beatson is staffed by some 650 highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals across a range of disciplines.  
 
About Whisky Auctioneer

Whisky Auctioneer is dedicated to the valuation and auctioning of fine and rare whiskies. We deal in whisky for the love of whisky, using our passion to support customers in valuing their collection, showcasing their whiskies to a wider audience and connecting it to those for whom whisky is also a passion – whether they be collectors, investors or connoisseurs.  
 
Whisky Auctioneer also looks for opportunities to support those undertaking charitable fundraising through our auctions and this has led to more than £7,000 being generated through auctions for causes including Islay Defibrillators, Street Soccer UK, Logan’s Fund, Leuchie House, the Feis Ile Committee and the Islay Pollinator Project. 
 
Since 2013, Whisky Auctioneer has held regular monthly auctions. Each month our auctions feature over 5,000 whiskies and spirits. With a customer base of more than 30,000 registered users from 125 countries, sellers’ lots are shown to a truly global audience. 
 
Our easy-to-use and responsive site sees 60,000 bids each month. 
 
Our passion for whisky has gained us respect and authority from our customers, leading to world record hammer prices each month. 
 
About Scotch Whisky Association 

The Scotch Whisky Association is the trade body for the Scotch Whisky industry. With over 70 member companies, and more than a century's experience of looking after the interests of this iconic industry, the SWA is recognised as one of the leading trade associations in the UK and is a respected and recognised voice in markets around the world. 
 
The SWA strives to deliver the best possible global business environment for Scotch Whisky, in order to ensure Scotch Whisky continues to be the world's premier whisky and consumers' spirit of choice. 
 
To achieve this, the Association works closely with members, with the UK and Scottish governments, international governments, and other partners to shape the future in favour of Scotch. 

Laura MacLaren
Next Auction starts Friday 22nd November 2019. Deadline for entries is Monday 11th November.

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