MCLAREN Packaging is to sponsor a Scotch whisky charity auction in aid of disadvantaged young people in Scotland.
The Port Glasgow-based firm is a specialist supplier to the Scotch Whisky industry, and will support The Distillers One of One charity auction on December 3.
Led by The Distiller’s Charity, the philanthropic arm of The Worshipful Company of Distillers, and in partnership with Sotheby’s, it sees the Scotch Whisky industry come together to support charitable causes.
Participating distilleries are donating ‘ultra-rare’ whisky and experiences for sale at auction, valued at £1.2 million in low estimates.
The auction presents 42 lots of ‘ultra-rare and unique’ Scotch whiskies and experiences, ranging in estimates from £1,000 upwards to £500,000 – all offered without reserve.
The highest value lot in the sale is a Talisker Cask of Distinction 1978, donated by Diageo and selected on account of its outstanding quality (est. £350,000-500,000).
The 43-year-old cask of still-maturing Talisker single malt Scotch whisky is paired with a cask-end that has been turned into an original work of art by acclaimed Scottish artist and Turner Prize nominee Callum Innes.
Proceeds from The Distillers One of One auction will benefit the Youth Action Fund, which has been created by The Distillers’ Charity to transform the life chances of 16 to 25-year-old people in Scotland, empowering them to create positive change in their lives and communities.
Donald McLaren, MD of McLaren Packaging, said, “As a wholly independent Scottish manufacturer providing high quality products to a global Scotch Whisky industry demanding increasingly elaborate and bespoke sustainable packaging, we are delighted to lend our support to this exciting philanthropic venture.
“We consider our involvement with The Distillers One of One charity auction as a reinforcement of our commitment to deliver a sustainable business with a positive impact on the communities that we operate in.”
Jonathan Driver, immediate past master of The Worshipful Company of Distillers, added, “We are delighted to welcome McLaren Packaging as a sponsor of the inaugural The Distillers One of One charity auction in a partnership that we hope will be ongoing to the benefit of a range of charitable causes.”
The Distillers One of One sale begins at 1pm GMT on 3rd December. Online bidding is open now and can be viewed here The Distillers One of One | | Sotheby’s (sothebys.com)