Royal Lochnagar 26YO 1994 Cask Of Distinction (700ml)
$1,000 Reserve: Please note displaying this reserve is at the discretion of the seller.
Scottish Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty' Cask
Bottle No. 19 of 503.
This Royal Lochnagar has been bottled as part of Diageo's Casks of Distinction programme, a selection of individual casks of rare and exceptional single malt Scotch whisky. Each Cask of Distinction is chosen on the basis of their quality, representing the most exceptional and singular expression of the distillery’s character.
European oak cask #1289 was laid down in 1994 at the instigation of Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden, who was Chair of United Distillers at the time, as well as and Vice Chair of Scottish Ballet. The Scottish artist, Norman Edgar, was commissioned to paint the cask end portraying Scottish Ballet Principal dancer, Nicci Theis, in the iconic role of Princess Aurora, the sleeping beauty. It was to be a donation with a difference, an investment in the future of Scotland’s national dance company.
Twenty-six years later, The Sleeping Beauty has been awakened and this highly collectible bottle is now ready to be shared with whisky lovers and ballet fans alike, with every pound raised at auction contributing to the Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund.
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