Whisky auction to raise funds for climate action

  • 26 Nov 2021
  • General News, COP26

Twenty six years ago, as the world gathered in Berlin for the first annual COP climate summit, Glenfiddich filled a single European oak cask with newly distilled spirit and set it aside to rest.

To mark this year’s summit in the homeland of whisky, the rare and aged single malt Scotch whisky was bottled exclusively to mark COP26 – a one of a kind Glenfiddich 26 Year Old whisky.

One hundred of these exclusive, limited-edition bottles are being auctioned by Royal Mile Whiskies with all profits going directly to Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.

The auction closes on Monday 29 November 2021. 

At 48.2% ABV, the whisky has developed a colour of antique gold, with an aromatic and intriguing aroma bound to excite. The whisky has not been chill filtered which has helped retain a creamy texture with a complex, rich and spiced scent on the nose and dry spices with an interesting sweet/savoury profile on the palate. 

To date, the whisky has only been tasted at COP26 itself, attended by world leaders and key global figures, to mark this significant moment and critical time for action on climate change.

Alistair Dutton, Board member at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

“I’m very grateful to William Grant & Sons for producing this exceptional Glenfiddich 26 Year Old whisky, marking Scotland’s role in tackling the climate emergency, as the UN climate conference COP26 took place in Glasgow this November.

“I hope this will provide a drop of inspiration and encourage action that helps us get back on track to stay below 1.5°C of global heating.”