50 YO Chivas fetches £21k at auction

A limited edition bottle of 50 year old Chivas, released to mark Manchester United’s 1968 European Cup victory, has been sold by Sotheby’s for just over £21,000.

Sandy Hyslop, Chivas director of blending, is pictured with Manchester United legend Denis Law and a bottle of Chivas The Icon 50th Anniversary Limited Edition whisky – the oldest whisky ever released by Chivas.

The bottle is the only one of four produced that has been made available for public sale and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the Manchester United Foundation.

It is the oldest spirit the Scotch whisky producer has ever bottled and it marks the 50th anniversary of Manchester United’s victory in the European Cup – Chivas being the official spirits sponsor of the Premier League side.

Sandy Hyslop, Chivas director of blending, commented: “Chivas The Icon 50th Anniversary Limited Edition is an exquisite blend of our most luxurious and rarest whiskies. We’ve called on years of blending experience to craft a Scotch that truly embodies Manchester United and Chivas’ shared belief that success is a blend – in football, life and Scotch. The buyer of this bottle has got their hands on an iconic piece of history – this is the oldest Chivas blend ever created.”

John Shiels, chief executive of the Manchester United Foundation, commented:
“We are extremely thankful to Chivas for its support and recognition of the Foundation through this auction. This generous donation allows us to continue delivering our wide range of programmes to people across Greater Manchester and will make a huge difference to those who need it most.”

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