A charity auction hosted by Irish Whiskey Auctions will see three very rare whiskeys from Irish Distillers’ collection auctioned to raise funds for those impacted by the recent flooding in Midleton.
A bottle of Midleton Very Rare 1988, Midleton Very Rare 1989 and Midleton Very Rare 2009, will lead the charity auction, in addition to 50 bottles of the March 2021 Redbreast 10 Year Old release.
Irish Whiskey Auctions has also contributed a number of whiskeys to the auction which will open on 1 November and run until 5 November.
Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Society of Saint Vincent de Paul who will distribute the funds locally to those impacted by the flooding.
Nodjame Fouad, chief executive officer and chairman, Irish Distillers, said: “Our teams have seen first-hand the devastating impact of the recent flooding and we stand together with our colleagues, friends and fellow businesses in Midleton. While our distillery was unaffected by the floods, our newly redeveloped Midleton Distillery Experience was significantly damaged and is currently closed.
“We are extremely proud to be part of an incredible community in Midleton who have shown, and continue to show, immense resilience and partnership in the face of extraordinarily difficult times. As a business, we will continue to do what we can to support the community rebuild.”
Anthony and Katie Sheehy, founders, Irish Whiskey Auctions, said: “We are honoured to host such an important auction to help raise much needed funds for the families, residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding caused by Storm Babet in Midleton. The full proceeds from the exclusive whiskeys donated from the Midleton Very Rare Collection, the highly sought after Redbreast 10 Year Old release, and some of our own collection as well as our fees and commissions will all go towards helping alleviate the challenges faced by those impacted.”