Scotch aficionados will have the chance of a lifetime as one of the world’s rarest bottles of whisky goes up for sale at Edinburgh Airport, with all profits going to charity.
The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve sold at auction earlier this year to the World Duty Free Group for £42,000 and is one of only 11 bottles made available to the public.
Passengers travelling through Scotland’s busiest airport can now purchase the exclusive 55 year old single malt, the only bottle in the UK. The price tag for the precious whisky is £52,000, which, if the bottle sells, would make it the highest amount ever paid for a single bottle in a UK airport.
All profits of the sale will go the Lotus Flower Trust charity to help fund the building of a school and home for disadvantaged children in Ramnagar, India.
The bottle lands in the capital on the tail winds of a successful year for whisky trade at Edinburgh Airport. World Duty Free Edinburgh currently holds the record for the entire World Duty Free group for the largest single transaction spent on whisky at £51,000, which was achieved in December 2011.
The Janet Sheed Roberts commemorates the life and spirit of Scot Janet Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant, founder of Glenfiddich. Janet Roberts celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011, and was the oldest woman in Scotland until she passed away in April this year.
Scotland football legend Dennis Law dropped in to welcome Turkish Airlines to Edinburgh Airport yesterday as it received its inaugural flight linking the Scottish Capital with the iconic Turkish city of Istanbul. The new service will run four times a week with Turkish Airlines confident that the frequency will quickly change to daily flights given the popularity of Istanbul as a destination and transport hub.
As well as creating a direct link between Scotland and Turkey, this route also offers connectivity to a range of global destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Delhi, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Narita and Osaka.
Staff at Edinburgh Airport are on a mission to champion this year’s MoonWalk Edinburgh, the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk event that is set to take the capital by storm on 9th June 2012.
Every summer, The MoonWalk attracts hundreds of walkers who fly into Edinburgh Airport from around the country to Power Walk 13 or 26 miles of the capital’s terrain at the stroke of midnight, all in aid of raising money to improve the lives of cancer patients in Scotland.
Edinburgh Airport will host a special welcome celebration for all MoonWalkers arriving at the terminal. After completing their wonderful challenge, charity teams proudly wearing their medals will be pampered with beauty treatments and offered food and drink vouchers as a well done while they await their flights home at the airport.
In addition to sponsoring a team of airport workers to complete The MoonWalk, a dedicated group of Edinburgh Airport staff will be on hand at the event as volunteers throughout the night of 9 June to distribute supplies and offer support to walkers as they take on the gruelling challenge.