A new world record
Global Cire Perdue fundraising projects revealed!
Back in November 2010, The Macallan made its mark on the world of single malt whisky and the developing world in need of clean, safe drinking water by setting a new world record at a staggering US$460,000 for a one-off Lalique decanter containing the oldest and rarest Macallan ever released.
Before the final auction at Sotheby's New York, we had taken the decanter to 13 cities around the globe, raising US$145,000 on the way, taking the final total to US$605,000. All proceeds went to charity: water to support water projects in developing nations.
Well, that was just the beginning of the story...
Our friends at charity: water have been working tirelessly to identify where the need for clean water is the greatest and have now confirmed where in the world our funds are going to be invested.
The US$605,000 will be spilt across 100 projects in five countries in the developing world to make clean and safe drinking water a reality for over 30,000 people.
Over 40 projects in Cambodia are set to receive investment from this fund, in addition to 24 in India, 15 in Ethiopia, 14 in Uganda and the remainder in Nepal. The projects are a combination of community based initiatives and school work and will be implemented from now until the end of 2012.
We will be covering the progress on Facebook, so stay tuned to see how whisky can save lives. And please support the great cause of charity: water by donating here. Already US$20 can provide one person with clean, safe drinking water.
For more information on the wonderful work done by charity:water, visit their website.