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Royal Lochnagar 1994 Casks of Distinction 26 Year Old #1289 Scottish Ballet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl, 56.3% ABV

Original price £1,199.99 - Original price £1,199.99
Original price
£1,199.99 - £1,199.99
Current price £1,199.99
This release by Scottish Ballet, Diageo and Whisky Auctioneers was unveiled in 2021. The release of 470 bottles from a single cask of Royal Lochnagar all of which were  sold at auction from 9 – 13 September 2021.

The cask, named ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, was laid down in 1994 at the instigation of Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden, who was chair of United Distillers and vice chair of Scottish Ballet at the time.

Scottish artist Norman Edgar was commissioned to paint the cask end portraying Scottish Ballet principal dancer Nicci Theis in the iconic role of Princess Aurora, the sleeping beauty. It was to be a donation with a difference, an investment in the future of Scotland’s national dance company.

Now, 26 years on, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ has been awakened and bottled as part of Diageo’s Casks of Distinction range. This highly collectible bottle is now ready to be shared with whisky lovers and ballet fans alike, with every pound raised at auction contributing to the Scottish Ballet Endowment Fund. All bottling and auction costs have been donated by Diageo and Whisky Auctioneer in support of Scottish Ballet.

Please note: Many of our bottles are older and have come from private individuals. Therefore the closure may have deteriorated and care should be taken when it is being opened. We do not accept liability for the state of the closure.