A $163,700 whisky by Diageo to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


The Queen of England celebrates her Diamond Jubilee next year and she is not the only one celebrating. Drinks giant Diageo will add sparkle to the celebrations with 60 limited edition whisky bottles that will be at produced in Scotland by John Walker and Sons. Priced at £100,000 ($163,700) apiece, the decanter has been set in lead crystal embellished with a Britannia silver collar that spots a half-carat diamond. The individually numbered silver sealed bottles will also be available along with a “pair of hand-engraved lead crystal glasses housed in a cabinet incorporating woods from the Queen’s Sandringham and Balmoral estates”.

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The profits from the sale proceeds of the Diamond Jubilee Blended Scotch Whisky will be diverted to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (Qest), the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association. The bottles which will bear the date 6 February 2012, the same day that Queen acceded to the throne 60 years ago, will contain “a blend of whiskies distilled in 1952 at various distilleries across Scotland and finished in a cask of English oak from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate”.
Update –
Made to mark the 60th year on the throne of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, this whisky is on sale in Singapore for $198,500 a bottle.
[BBC]

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