The Glenrothes raises £39,000 for Lead Scotland – Scotch Whisky News

One remarkable bottle,
one very special cause.

In February this year, the last drop of The Glenrothes 50 Year Old went under the hammer. This was no ordinary decanter, and this was no ordinary auction.

The bottle was embellished with gold from Scotland’s only gold mine, beautifully crafted by Hamilton & Inches, and all proceeds were to go to a charity personally selected by the winning bidder.

The one-of-a-kind decanter eventually sold for £39,000, and we can now reveal the chosen charity.


Lead Scotland help those who are eager to learn but face barriers to education. With 150 volunteers all over the country, they support the learning needs of disabled people and carers to learn in homes, online and in their communities.

The £39,000 raised from The Glenrothes 50 Year Old will specifically benefit Moray, the community in which The Glenrothes Estate is based. It will ensure that up to 100 local people are supported over a period of 18 months, helping to build their confidence and attain qualifications.

Previous learners have gone on to become writers and entrepreneurs, work in local politics and campaign for the rights of disabled people.

Community and knowledge are two very important principles of The Glenrothes, so we’re delighted and honoured to support a charity who hold both in such high regard. Ensuring local disabled people and carers in Moray will have an equal opportunity to learn, participate and achieve their potential.

And then there were none

Being able to support such a wonderful Scottish charity is the perfect ending to a memorable chapter in our history.

Discover the full story of the 50th of 50 below.

THE 50TH OF 50

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