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Dalmore 1991 whisky heads to auction

A bottle of 1991 Dalmore single malt will go under the hammer next month in support of a new organisation dedicated to retired service animals.

Dalmore 1991
Brave New Spirits has bottled a 1991 single malt from The Dalmore distillery

The single malt was bottled by Glasgow-based independent bottler Brave New Spirits. It will be auctioned by Christie’s in London.

Drawn from a single Bourbon barrel, the Dalmore bottling offers floral and fruity aromas, with flavours of citrus and ripe apple.

The bottle will support the launch of the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA), a new charitable organisation that seeks to promote the welfare of retired service animals from across the police, fire and prison services.

The main aim of the NFRSA is to alleviate the financial pressure on the owners and handlers of retired service animals across the country by helping with ongoing vet bills and care.

The NFRSA’s founder and chairman, countess Sara Bathurst, said: “We are deeply grateful to Brave New Spirits for their extraordinary generosity in offering this incredible gift.

“For whisky connoisseurs it will be the opportunity to enjoy a rare moment of exquisite amber, and for us it will mean we will be able to help so many brave animals from our emergency services, who have given years of their lives keeping us safe.”

The auction will be held on 21 September at Christie’s in St James, London, where the NFRSA will celebrate its national launch during an evening reception.

Earlier this month, Brave New Spirits increased its global footprint through a partnership with Switzerland-based distributor Smuggler.

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