The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF) is running a Whisky Auction with some fantastic prizes to help change the future of spinal cord this Christmas. The Christmas Auction prizes range from a weekend getaway in Scotland to hand selecting your very own cask of Scotch for bottling.

The best part of the auction is that you will be supporting vital research into developing a cure for paralysis through spinal cord injury. Click here to bid for one of these great prizes:

PRIZE 1 – The Ultimate Whisky Experience

PRIZE 2 – Craigellachie Whisky Weekend for 12 Guests

PRIZE 3 – 21YO 1st Release of a brand new Glenfarclas Collaboration Whisky

The online auction opens at 7pm on Friday 4th December and it will close at 8pm on Sunday 13th December 2020.

Piers Adam, the owner of the Craigellachie Hotel in Scotland, is supporting the charity auction and has kindly donated the three prizes that are up for auction.

the Craigellachie Hotel

PRIZE 1 – The Ultimate Whisky Experience

Minimum Bid £6,000. Experience the region of Speyside in Scotland’s beautiful North East.

Spend two nights in the ultimate Highland getaway with dinner and breakfast included. The Craigellachie Hotel, in the beautiful village of Craigellachie near Elgin, was built in 1893 as a destination for the Victorians who visited to take in the clear clean air and the stunning surroundings. The hotel reopened in 2014 after a multi-million-pound investment and, following in tradition, provides ultimate luxury and relaxation, with beautiful views of the surrounding River Spey Valley.

Day one you will be met at the airport/train station in a luxury vehicle and welcomed with a whisky cocktail on check-in. Following this, relax, enjoy the views or explore.

Donald Colville

Day two is the whisky experience. You will be invited into one of our private rooms and led through some hand selected casks with whisky expert Donald Colville and team. Whisky will vary in style and flavour from different regions and ages. The whole experience is designed to find the perfect whisky for your palate. Your favourite will then be exclusively placed in 150 bottles, the labels for which will be of your choosing, personalised and unique. Your bottles can then be split amongst family, friends, business contacts or kept all to yourself! There is even the option to store them onsite and have them delivered as you need.

The lucky winner can also choose to own a cask and keep it for a longer time to maybe coincide with a special future date.

Day three enjoy a late checkout and luxury transport back to the airport.

With a value of over £16,000, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed.

Open to UK residents only or those that have the ability to store within the UK.

The Quaich Whisky Bar at the Craigellachie Hotel

PRIZE 2 – Craigellachie Whisky Weekend for 12 Guests

Minimum Bid £2,000. Your own Speyside house party for twelve guests in six rooms

The ultimate Highland getaway at The Craigellachie Hotel. Wild salmon fishing on the Spey is but a short walk from the hotel’s doorstep; for which many guests return year after year. If you love to hike the beach at Lossiemouth is for you – miles of white sandy beach and dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see – or up to the top of nearby Glen Livet.

The Copper Dog highland pub at the Craigellachie Hotel

Your weekend experience includes:

Dinner on the first evening in Copper Dog, a true highland pub, local folk musicians play while you enjoy a menu sourced from Speyside’s natural larder.

Join us for a dram in The Quaich Whisky Bar, where the team will lead you through a fantastic range of malts to accompany your five-course banquet for twelve guests on the second night.

Optional Golf: (additional costs may apply) Castle Stuart – A championship course overlooking Moray Firth described as one of the first great links courses of the 21st century.

PRIZE 3 – Glenfarclas 21YO 1st Release Collaboration Whisky

Buy It Now for £150 – only 5 bottles left.

Quaich Distillers Ltd is proud to embrace the values of the quaich in offering five individual bottles of their limited edition first collaboration whisky release.

Inspired by the Scottish Highlands tradition of the quaich cup – a two-handed friendship gesture dating back to the 17th century embodying trust and mutual respect, encouraging conversation, association and alliance – Quaich Distillers Ltd. announces an exclusive new collaboration with its Speyside neighbour Glenfarclas.

They believe in sharing, supporting and charity. They are proudly supplying the first of these bottles for sale with all profits going to NSIF.

A distillery that is currently owned and run by the 6th generation of the Grant family and is stronger than ever. The bottling strength is 48.8% ABV and has been matured exclusively in European Oak Sherry Casks.

Receiving one of the first ten bottles, along with an exclusive wooden Quaich, this is a dream prize for whisky lovers. Each bottle will be signed by the distillery owner George Grant and by a representative from the Quaich.

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