The President's Malt 2011 - 2012

Cask #: 4714

Date filled: 26 December, 1975

Date bottled: 27 July, 2011 (sample taken)

Age: 35

ABV: 44.8%

Bottle Size: 70cl

Cask Type: Sherry

Number of Bottles: 2

Bottled for: ICAS Charity Auction

Box: Glencairn Box

Insert/Booklet: Letter stating bottle number, etc.

Front Label: Etched

Back Label: None

Initial Price: Sealed bid at auction

The President's Malt was auctioned by sealed bid for the ICAS Corporate Repsonsibility Group as a charity fundraiser. The Ardbeg Distillery donated 140cl of 1975 vintage single malt whisky, and the decanters were created and donated by Glencairn Crystal with photography and services donated by Ian Jacobs Photography.

Bottle number 1 in this auction went to Geert Bero, a world renowned Ardbeg collector from Oostende, Belgium. You can visit his online whisky shop, Oldies & Goldies Whisky to shop or his Ardbeg website to see his collection.

For more details on the auction and decanters, see the description and pictures below.

Ardbeg 1975 The President's Malt 2011-12

The ICAS Corporate Responsibility Group has commissioned two decanters of single malt whisky which will now be sold to raise funds for the ICAS staff nominated charity, the Simpsons Special Care Babies (

These two engraved decanters of Ardbeg 1975 will be auctioned as separate lots through sealed bids. The closing date is 25 November 2011 (9pm) and the two successful bids will be announced at the CA Dinner, Glasgow.

If you would like to submit a bid please email the following information to

Subject Ardbeg bid - x

Name Mr Smith

Contact details 07922 123 456

This incredibly rare opportunity will only be promoted to ICAS members but, as the primary aim of the auction is to maximise the funds raised for the Simpsons Special Care Babies charity, valid bids will also be accepted from non-members. The highest bid will receive decanter one of two and the second highest bid will receive decanter two of two. The reserve price for each decanter is set at 500.

ICAS would like to thank Ardbeg Distillery, Glencairn Crystal and Ian Jacobs Photography for their very generous donations.
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Click picture below for pdf.

Below is the picture of the sample bottle provided to Ian Jacobs.

Front Etching

Front w/cork sealed

Front w/box

In box


Stuart Thomson, showing cask 4699 (with bung removed) and 4714 (near his left hand).

Photo submitted by Marcel van Echten.

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