We are auctioning a one-of-a-kind bottle of Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old named after HMS Indefatigable, to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The Scapa distillery have produced a limited edition bottling of their single malt Scotch whisky to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War, with the profits raised to be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Only 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old were produced, and 11 of them were named after ships from the British and German Navies which took part in the battle, including HMS Invincible and HMS Queen Mary. We are auctioning the bottle named after HMS Indefatigable to raise further funds for the RNLI – the auction will begin at 16.30 BST on Monday 6th June and conclude at 18.00 BST on Friday 17th June.
During the First World War, Scapa was used as a base by the British naval fleet, and during this time the Battle of Jutland took place. It began on the 31st of May 1916, with British ships leaving from Orkney led by Admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe, and continued on to the next day. It was the largest naval battle of the war, with many ships sinking during the clashes, and to this day the Battle of Jutland is still seen as an important battle in naval history.
The Scapa Jutland was produced in association with the family of Admiral Jellicoe, commemorating the centenary of this battle, with all profits from the release being donated to the RNLI. The whisky itself is a 16 year old single malt Scotch with the Scapa distillery, aged in a single first-fill American oak cask.
The bottle of Scapa Jutland we are auctioning is the bottle that has been named after HMS Indefatigable, which was the first casualty of Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty’s Battle Cruiser Fleet during the opening of the Battle of Jutland, with only two of the ship’s 1,019 members of crew surviving. The proceeds (net of any applicable VAT) from auctioning of this one-of-a-kind bottle will be donated to the RNLI.
Producer’s Tasting Note:
Nose: Bursting with sweet tropical fruit notes of pineapple and mango intermingled with wonderful notes of vanilla toffee fudge.
Palate: Delicate and sweet with flavours of sweet ripe pear, vanilla, honeycomb candy and butter scotch sweets.
Finish: Long and sweet with a spicy finish.
The proceeds (net of any applicable VAT) of the sale of this bottle of whisky will be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603), Scotland (SC037736) and the Republic of Ireland (20003326) of West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HZ. It is intended that the proceeds will be used by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to fund the volunteer crew training requirement at its lifeboat stations on the Orkney Isles, namely Longhope, Stromness and Kirkwall.
Dig deep and raise some money for a great cause, folks!
The Chaps at Master of Malt