Impartial bottler Gordon & MacPhail has pledged £80,000 (US$106,900) to the Bushes for Life charity after promoting its 80-year-old whisky at public sale.
Gordon & MacPhail gave the donation following the sale of decanter quantity one in all its 80-year-old whisky at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong public sale, which was sold for US$193,000 last month.
The Gordon & MacPhail Generations 80-Years-Previous from Glenlivet Distillery was launched in September 2021, and is the world’s oldest single malt Scotch.
Proceeds from the public sale have been donated to Scottish charity Bushes for Life, which goals to rewild the Caledonian forest. The charity will use the £80,000 to assist fund its tree nursery at Dundreggan, close to Glenmoriston in Inverness-shire.
Steve Micklewright, Bushes for Life CEO, mentioned: “The partnership and beneficiant contribution may have a big, optimistic affect on our nursery at Dundreggan.
“Funding will assist us to develop greater than 80,000 uncommon, native bushes from seed annually, restoring and enhancing Scotland’s pure atmosphere for all.”
To kick off the partnership earlier this 12 months, six colleagues from Gordon & MacPhail visited the Bushes for Life nursery and planted a lot of oak bushes.
Ewen Waterproof coat, managing director of Gordon & MacPhail, mentioned: “We selected to accomplice with Bushes for Life as a result of we consider our organisations are intently aligned.
“We’re each centered on creating future legacies. Very like a golden anniversary is symbolised with gold, an eightieth is historically commemorated by oak, so the theme and partnership was a pure match.
“Our whiskies are sometimes many years, if not generations, within the making and Bushes for Life are additionally planning for the long run so we’re very proud to help their mission.”
Bushes for Life has planted practically two million bushes because it was based in 1993.