The $160,000 Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons
There’s a large array of events due to take place during 2012, one of the most important being Queen Elizabeth II’s celebration of 60 years since holding the throne of England. Thus, the legendary Scotch Whisky Distillers John Walker & Sons crafted a tribute to the respective event – they’ve bottled the Diamond Jubilee.
This particular blend of whisky originates from the 6th of February 1952, when it was distilled for the first time, matching the Queen’s throne ascension. The overseer of the filling was David Gates, Grantee of John Walker & Sons’ Royal Warrant, event that has taken place at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery.
This will, of course, be a limited edition, featuring one unit especially crafted for the queen, while the other 60 editions will be sold around the world, for a whopping $160,000 bottles. The money made from these sales will be donated to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), $1.6 million being guaranteed from the start.
This extremely special edition features not only an exquisite drink, but a rather impressive packing. We’re talking about a diamond-shaped Baccarat crystal decanter with 6 radial legs, every one of them symbolizing a decade of reign. The flacon will be encased in a chest crafted by the NEJ Stevenson cabinet makers, of oak from Sandringham and Caledonian pine from the Queen’s Balmoral Estate.
On the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond jubilee year, there are two more editions in plan for an international tour. Call this exquisite!