Created to mark the Queen’s 60-year reign, the whisky is a blend of rare malt and grain whiskies, which has been maturing since 1952. It was finished in oak casks from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
Only 60 bottles of the whisky have been released. John Walker & Sons has pledged to donate profits from the whisky to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, having guaranteed a donation of at least £1m.
The crystal decanter, which was on display at the recently-refurbished Scotch Whisky Experience, was designed by silversmiths Hamilton & Inches. The diamond-shaped vessel stands on six radial legs to represent the six decades of the Queen’s reign.
Decanter number one of the Diamond Jubilee whisky, worth £100,000, was displayed in the Experience’s McIntyre Gallery, a secure glass vault specially designed for displaying Scotch whisky.