Bladnoch Distillery announces rare bottle for charity auction

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Proceeds from the only First Edition Sample Room Reserve bottle to be released will go to supporting Dumfries & Galloway Mental Health Association
BLADNOCH, SCOTLAND (AUGUST 10TH, 2021) – Bladnoch Distillery announced today that one rare bottle of their Sample Room Reserve whisky will be released through Whisky Bull Auctions with the distillery matching the final bid and all proceeds going to charity. The first edition bottle comes from owner David Prior’s personal collection, having received Bottle 03 of 40 at the end of the last financial year as a special release by Master Distiller, Dr Nick Savage, to commemorate the distillery’s annual achievements.
A celebration of the year passed, each of Bladnoch’s 40 current employees received their own personal bottle of Sample Room Reserve, featuring a hand-signed label that tells the story of the team’s successes and challenges overcome in the 12 months prior and expresses gratitude for those who made it all possible. The liquid is a unique blend of aged Bladnoch Single Malts that Dr Savage created from archived samples from his sample room. No bottles of Sample Room Reserve were released to the wider public for sale.
Bladnoch Distillery’s owner and CEO, David Prior shared today, “As the bottling is not for sale and a number of dedicated Bladnoch fans enquired about purchasing one, I am pledging my personal bottle No. 03 / 40 through a charity auction. We will match the final bid and donate the raised money to the Dumfries & Galloway Mental Health Association whose work is more important and appreciated now than ever.”

The bottle will be released on auction through on Thursday the 12th of August with bidding closing on Sunday the 15th of August.

About Bladnoch Distillery
Bladnoch Distillery was established in 1817, making it the oldest working Scotch Whisky Distillery in the Lowlands. As the southernmost distillery in Scotland, it is commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of the Lowlands.’ Hand crafted using only the finest local ingredients such as the pristine water from the River Bladnoch that flows alongside the distillery and English barley create a rich, flavourful whisky that is best savoured. Bladnoch single malts are non-chill filtered to ensure the truest flavours shine through.
This legacy brand has been revived by Master Distiller Dr. Nick Savage and owner David Prior, a whisky connoisseur who is the first Australian businessman to own a Scotch whisky distillery. Bladnoch is truly passionate about the preservation of the environment and the local community’s generational involvement in the iconic distillery.

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