****** This auction is tomorrow ******
Springbank Distillers has joined forces with independent whisky vlogger extraordinaire
Ralfy and Scotch Whisky Auctions to put forward a unique bottle to be auctioned to raise
money for local primary school children.
The specially-labelled bottle of Springbank, which is 17 years old and comes from a port
cask, has been signed by Distillery Manager Gavin McLachlan and is accompanied by a
20cl "tasting sample" and a coveted, individually-numbered, Springbank local barley
canvas print which has been signed by Springbank's production team.
It is being auctioned by Scotch Whisky Auctions, who have waived their usual fees, and
promoted jointly by ralfy.com and Springbank.
The money raised will be donated to Campbeltown's Dalintober Primary School, who will
use it to develop and equip their school allotments. The allotments are tended and
maintained by the pupils themselves, growing fresh vegetables for use in the school
kitchen. In addition to providing a good supply of produce for the school, the allotments
also encourage pupils to take pride in their work and provide a fresh-air activity for them to
Ralfy commented: "ralfy.com has become established in only three years as one of the
most prominent, eccentric and original whisky sites on the internet pioneering the
dysfunctional but entertaining Vlog (Video Blog) format to opine, educate and simply share
experienced whisky-stuff/reviews with anyone who is interested in Scotch Whisky.
"After very successful partnerships with Bladnoch Distillery in 2010 and Benromach
Distillery in 2011, the theme of a partnership bottling for a specific distillery-local good
cause continues here in 2012 with that most iconic craft Scotch Malt Distillery which we
know as Springbank.
"Springbank have donated a one-off hand-prepared and dated, manager-signed bottle of
cask strength 17yo port matured single malt whisky along with a 20cl sampler and quality
canvas limited edition staff-signed old-labelling poster. The bottle is the only one of its kind
stating on the label '1 of 1' and as such is outstandingly unique for any distillery to
Ralfy is adding to this package with a memory stick All-Vlog collection of videos relating to
the auction along with a private Vlog for the fortunate buyer, plus handwritten tasting
notes, a hand-made whisky dropper, and a yet-to-be-declared special addition!
The Scottish-based on-line Auctioneers scotchwhiskyauctions.com are, for a second year,
presenting the auction free of buyer's commission and continue to enjoy a growing
reputation as one of the internet's best sources for rare and valuable whiskies.
Ralfy added: "Show us your bids Malt-mates and lets raise all we can for Dalintober
Primary School children. The school are using the produce grown on the allotment in the
school canteen and any excess is then sold to staff and parents.
"This project needs funds for a tool shed, assorted tools, seeds, fertilisers and protective
clothing. Thanks for looking at this auction lot."
The auction will go live this Friday, November 23rd, at www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com.