On a February afternoon in the grand Georgian home of Hamilton & Inches, this one-of-a-kind decanter went to auction, streamed live to potential bidders and a small selection of Spirit Of Rothes members.
The virtual event was expertly delivered by Charles Graham-Campbell of Bonhams, one of the world’s most renowned auctioneers of fine art and jewellery.
We were delighted, and incredibly humbled, that the 50th of 50 eventually sold for £39,000, with all proceeds going to a charity of the winning bidder’s choice.
The charity chosen was Lead Scotland, who support disabled people and carers facing barriers to education. The £39,000 raised will specifically benefit Moray, the community in which The Glenrothes Estate is based, ensuring up to 100 local people are supported over a period of 18 months, helping to build their confidence and attain qualifications.
Being able to support such a wonderful Scottish charity is the perfect ending to a memorable chapter in our history.