Gordon & MacPhail have unveiled the 74-year-old King Charles III Coronation Edition whisky, which comes from the new king’s birth year, 1948. The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla will take place on Saturday, May 6.
The 74-Year-Old Gordon & MacPhail King Charles III Coronation Edition single malt Scotch comes from the Glen Grant distillery. It was filled into a first-fill Sherry cask on April, 10 1948 and bottled on December 15, the anniversary of the King’s christening.
“This exceptional whisky is a fitting tribute to His Majesty, who has continually promoted and protected British tradition and excellence over many decades,” said Stephen Rankin, director of prestige at Gordon & MacPhail. “This release has been carefully nurtured for over 70 years and is testament to great patience, long-term thinking and commitment to creating high quality products; principles that have been handed down through generations of people working for our family business.”
To celebrate the release of The King Charles III Coronation Edition, the brand will donate £25,000 to The Prince’s Foundation, a charity that offers an education program for all ages and backgrounds.
“For more than 50 years, King Charles has placed a firm focus on sustainability and supporting communities,” added Ranking. “Our donation to The Prince’s Foundation will support his vision of a more sustainable world and aims to help create future legacies.”
Bottled at 50.4% ABV, just 281 bottles of the King Charles III Coronation Edition will be made available and are priced at £25,000 ($31,129 USD). For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.