The Distillers One of One Auction

2023 Founder Lots

The Distillers One of One

The Distillers’ Charity hosted its second biennial One of One Auction, in partnership with Sotheby’s, in the stately Hopetoun House near Edinburgh on Thursday 5 October. Comprising a selection of ultra-rare Scotch whiskies, the 39-lot sale – which attracted lively bidding in the room and fierce bidding online – was attended by some 200 guests from across the globe, and brought an outstanding total of £2,248,750 / $2,715,815, more than double the pre-sale low estimate. Hammer proceeds of £1.8 million from the 2023 auction will primarily benefit The Distillers’ Charity’s Youth Action Fund, which aims to transform the lives of young people in Scotland aged between 16 and 25, by helping them to develop knowledge, confidence, resilience, and skills.

The Youth Action Fund – established by The Distillers’ Charity, with the support of Inspiring Scotland, as a vehicle to distribute funds from the One of One Auctions – has assembled a panel of complementary charity partners, each providing expertise and experience in achieving sustainable employability outcomes for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The 2021 & 2023 Distillers One of One Auctions have raised a combined total of £4.2m for charity.

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Our Donors

The Worshipful Company of Distillers have galvanized whisky brands, both new and old, from every region of Scotland to present exceptional whiskies with incredible creativity, all in the name of charity.

In addition to the generous bottles, casks and experiences donated for this sale, these brands also gave further support to make this event possible. The donor brands each fall into one of three tiers - Founders, Members and Associates.


  • John Dewar & Sons
  • Bladnoch
  • Bowmore
  • Brown-Forman
  • Campari Group (The Glen Grant)
  • Diageo
  • Holyrood
  • International Beverage
  • Pernod Ricard
  • The Glenturret
  • The Last Drop Distillers
  • William Grant & Sons


  • Arbikie
  • Arran
  • Bruichladdich
  • Gordon & Macphail
  • Isle of Raasay
  • Kilchoman
  • Loch Lomond
  • Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers
  • The Borders Distillery
  • The Glenmorangie Company
  • The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Tomatin


  • Ardnamurchan
  • Berry Brothers & Rudd
  • Coachbuilt
  • Duncan Taylor
  • Glenfarclas
  • Glen Moray
  • Greenwood
  • Ian Macleod Distillers
  • Lindores Abbey
  • That Boutique-y Whisky Company
  • Whyte & Mackay

Our 2023 Sponsors

We are immensely grateful to the following companies from the ancillary services to the Scotch Whisky Industry for sponsoring The Distillers One of One Auction 2023.

Beamish International

Beamish International is a global whisky private office, providing direct-to-distillery advice, assurance and access to the world’s most coveted Scotch Whisky stocks for collecting, drinking and gifting. Over the years, we have built a global reputation for our knowledge, expertise and advisory services at the highest end of the rare whisky market.

Glencairn Crystal

Glencairn Crystal Studio is a family business based in Scotland celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We are the world experts in the design, creation and supply of crystal and glass containers for super premium spirits and the company behind the world’s favourite whisky glass: the Glencairn Glass.

McLaren Packaging

McLaren Packaging specialise in the design and manufacture of premium, paper-based packaging for the Scotch whisky industry. Employing approximately 260 people across 6 sites in Central Scotland, our goal is to deliver a sustainable business that has minimal impact on the environment and a positive impact on the communities that we operate in.


Forsyths is one of the world leaders in the supply of distillation equipment. The art and craft of their skilled coppersmiths remain vital to the production of the equipment. Forsyths’ experience in distillation is now recognised on a worldwide basis. Many spirit-based drinks around the globe owe their unique but consistent characters to their knowhow.

Simpsons Malt

Simpsons Malt is an independent, fifth-generation, family-owned business and Certified B Corporation. The company’s passion is a focus on making malts with taste, flavour and consistently high quality with the world’s best brewers and distillers in mind, helping them to craft the finest beers and whiskies.

Bentley Motors

Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. Headquartered in Crewe, England, Bentley produces five model lines through a combination of fine craftsmanship, engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology. Bentley Edinburgh, official Bentley retailer, is proud to support this year’s Distillers One of One auction.

Our 2023 Travel Partners

We have partnered with two of Scotland’s premier luxury travel companies. Each partner is a specialist in their own field and will help make your Distillers One of One

MacLean & Bruce

MacLean & Bruce offers luxury whisky travel experiences in Scotland by partnering with top-end properties, luxury transport providers, private chefs, and the whisky industry to give truly outstanding services to guests.

Bravo Whisky Golf

BWG will meticulously curate every aspect of your auction week. Compliment your whisky adventure by indulging your other passions, ensuring a personalised and unforgettable experience for those who enjoy the finer things in life.