Among the auction items supporting the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Annual Gala in Saint-Tropez, France is an amazing Whiskey and Cigar Lovers Dream Experience at Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries featuring rare whiskey and a Daniel Marshall 50-year-old Balvenie Whiskey Stave Humidor and cigars.
The online auction begins August 10, 2017 for Lot 60 featuring a two-night stay at the Grant private family residence for up to eight people. The lot is considered a priceless experience for connoisseurs to taste whiskey not available on the market from the private family stocks, and overnight stays at the family home are typically reserved for family members and close friends only.
The experience also includes a red carpet personal tour of the Glenfiddich and Balvenie Distilleries hosted by Kirsten Grant, great-great granddaughter of founder William Grant, the Glenfiddich Master Blender Brian Kinsman, and the Balvenie Master Blender David Stewart OBE.
Guests will be treated to a private tasting in the Glenfiddich Maturation Warehouse Number 8, where they will see and taste some of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies in the world, and another private tasting in the Balvenie Warehouse Number 24 where they will experience the latest, yet-to-be-released Balvenie Tun 1858 and the opportunity to bottle their own whiskey from the Malt Master’s personal selection of casks.
In the evening, guests will be treated to an intimate dinner, and whiskey and cigar pairing in the Grant family’s private distillery dining room with legends of the whiskey world, David Stewart, Brian Kinsman, Ian Millar and Kirsten Grant. Daniel Marshall cigars and Glenfiddich whiskey will be presented after dinner around the campfire with luxury humidor designer Daniel Marshall and Kirsten Grant.
Guests will receive a commemorative bottle of single cask Glenfiddich Whiskey and a Daniel Marshall humidor filled with DM cigars for each guest, a bottle of very rare Balvenie Whiskey from the exclusive DCS collection signed by Malt Master MBE David Stewart, and a bottle of Glenfiddich whiskey from the Glenfiddich Private Cask Collection signed by Malt Master Brian Kinsman.
Finally, the winning bidder will take home a rare Daniel Marshall 50-year-old Balvenie Whiskey Stave Humidor created with 50-year-old Port pipes. The masterpiece will come complete with 20 Daniel Marshall Red Label Glenfiddich Whiskey Tasting Cigars, two Daniel Marshall 24 karat Golden Torpedoes and 50 sticks of the 92-Point rated Daniel Marshall Red Label cigars. This spectacular humidor will be signed by Daniel Marshall and Kirsten Grant.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation held their fourth annual gala at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu vineyard in Saint-Tropez, France on July 26, 2017. It featured a fabulous list of auction items including the Glenfiddich and Daniel Marshall Dream Cigar and Whiskey Experience alongside historic celebrity memorabilia, extensive contemporary art, and exotic travel experiences. Last year’s event raised nearly $45 Million.
Over the 35 years that Daniel Marshall has been creating cigars and humidors, Marshall has been inspired and motivated to give back and create unique pieces for charity.
“We are proud to once again partner with The DiCaprio Foundation. This unique whiskey and cigar experience pairs the world’s greatest whiskey with our specially blended whisky tasting cigars,” said Marshall. “Congratulations to Leonardo DiCaprio, Terry Tamminen, Milutin Gatsby and their incredible team for their steadfast vision and absolute commitment. A vital cause is to protect our planet and implement renewable resources and energy to ensure health, safety and prosperity for our children and all future generations.”
Preview this and other auctions items now at 2017ldfauction.org. Online bidding runs August 10-23, 2017 with a starting bid of $50,000 for the experience.
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