Glenfiddich has launched a 26 Year Old whisky to mark COP26 and support climate action. The limited edition single malt was created in partnership with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to commemorate the summit that has been taking place in Glasgow.
The partnership looks to raise awareness of the active steps Scotland is taking to tackle climate change. These include the closed loop sustainable transport initiative Fuelled By Glenfiddich, which involves converting production wastes and residues into Ultra-Clean Low Carbon fuel that will begin to fuel the brand’s transport fleet.
“By releasing the 26 Year Old in partnership with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, we hope to bring attention and inspiration to continued climate change progress through our one-off auction of the limited-edition commemoration bottle,” Claudia Falcone, Glenfiddich’s global brand director.
Those interested in purchasing a bottle for themselves will have the opportunity to bid on one of 100 bottles, via a charity auction through Royal Mile Whiskies which is raising money for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and will be live from Monday, November 22, concluding on Monday November 29.
“The proceeds from the Royal Mile Whiskies auction will help Stop Climate Chaos Scotland members in their work to create a greener future for Scotland,” added Alistair Dutton, board member of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.
The Glenfiddich 26 Year Old COP26 whisky was served at a variety of events throughout the summit.
Scotland is looking to cut emissions by 75% by 2030, and to become Net Zero by 2045. To assist with this, the Scotch Whisky Association has outlined four main areas for industry action: Tackling climate change by having net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040; Moving to a circular economy by making all packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025; Hitting responsible water use targets by 2025; and caring for the land through the active conservation and restoration of Scotland’s peatland by 2035.
Last month, Glenfiddich and Mr Porter teamed up to create a new limited edition whisky. The collaborative offering is the first between both brands, and the first time the online men’s retail destination has entered the world of fine spirits.