A one-off bottle of Scotch Whisky will be going under the hammer at Christie’s next month at the launch of The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA), a new charitable organisation set up to promote the well-being and welfare of retired service animals from across the emergency service family, namely that of the police, fire, and prison services.
The main aims of the NFRSA are to alleviate the financial pressure on the owners and handlers of retired service animals across the country, by helping with ongoing vet bills and care. Insurance is unavailable for these brave working animals upon retirement and the NFRSA will ensure that they stay with their families, instead of having to be rehomed due to high vet bills that inevitably arrive in the animal’s twilight years.
The whisky being offered is a unique 1991 Dalmore Single Malt, bottled for the launch event by Glasgow-based independent bottler Brave New Spirits. Drawn from a single bourbon cask, the whisky offers floral & fruity aromas, with flavours of citrus and ripe apple.
Speaking about the upcoming launch event, The NSFRA’s Founder & Chairman The Countess Bathurst commented: “We are deeply grateful to Brave New Spirits for their extraordinary generosity in offering this incredible gift. For Whisky connoisseurs it will be the opportunity to enjoy a rare moment of exquisite amber, and for us it will mean we will be able to help so many brave animals from our emergency services, who have given years of their lives keeping us safe.”
The auction will take place on Sept 21st 2022 at Christie’s in St. James, London, where the NFRSA will be celebrating their National Launch at a glittering evening reception.
For further details about the NSFRA and their work, or to donate please visit www.nfrsa.org.uk