In partnership with esteemed furniture makers LINLEY, we are delighted to unveil an ultra-rare Christmas whisky and calendar lot – ‘Christmas at Hazelwood’.
This exquisite, limited-edition lot will go up for auction at the spirit industry’s most distinguished and biggest charity event ‘The Distillers One of One’ Auction in partnership with Sotheby’s on Thursday 5th October 2023.
Inspired by the Gordon family’s ancestral home Hazelwood House and hand-crafted in sycamore, walnut and brass by LINLEY Design, House of Hazelwood presents “Christmas at Hazelwood” (estimate £24,000) – a unique architectural box in the form of an Advent Calendar. The box contains a 50ml measure of every House of Hazelwood whisky bottled to date as well as a preview to future releases behind 24 numbered advent doors. Also included is a full bottle (70cl) of a unique 51-year-old sherry cask matured blend said to be the perfect whisky to be opened and shared on Christmas Day, owing to its richly intense sherried and spiced presentation – the ideal partner for the festivities.
The rare whiskies held behind the advent doors include the very first drops of whisky to run off the stills at Girvan distillery; the last existing drops from a number of closed distilleries; and lost styles of whisky that can no longer be produced today. Both the 70cl bottle of whisky at the heart of the box and the architectural box itself are unique pieces that can only be purchased through the One of One auction.
Proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Distillers’ Charity, principally to the Youth Action Fund, dedicated to transforming the lives of young people in Scotland. To date nearly 500 disadvantaged young people from across Scotland have already benefited from the £2.4 million raised by The Distillers’ Charity through the inaugural One of One auction in 2021.
“It’s a privilege to be taking part in such a distinguished event. We have access to the greatest inventory of aged Scotch whisky anywhere in the world, so this is a great opportunity to showcase the breadth and depth of our collection. These are remarkable liquids set within a rare composition. A treasure to collect.” Jonathan Gibson – Director, House of Hazelwood
While this is a one-of-a-kind piece for the Distillers charitable auction, House of Hazelwood’s whisky concierge service is available to offer other bespoke commissions of this kind working alongside LINLEY to create unique architectural containing rare whiskies.
“We are delighted to have partnered with the House of Hazelwood in creating this bespoke one of a kind architectural Advent Calendar, showcasing the beautiful craftsmanship and artistry which LINLEY is famous for, and bring to life an incredible collaboration between two luxury brands with such a unique heritage”. Janet Jokat, Commercial Director, LINLEY
The Distillers One of One auction will take place on Thursday 5th October at Hopetoun House and you can register to bid via the Sotheby’s website.
Christmas At Hazelwood – Christmas Whisky Tasting notes
Rich and indulgent, cooking apples and buttery pastry, hints of soft leather, Christmas cheer in liquid form
Christmas cake, intense butterscotch and rich tannins unwrap into a lasting candied finish.
The whisky which has been matured in American and European Oak casks is cask-strength, non-chill filtered and natural colour.