The “Royal Art” Of Whisky: SPEY Whisky Hosts a Royal Feast and Announces Cooperation with Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

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In light of the Royal collaboration with the Prince's School of Traditional Arts (PSTA), SPEY recently hosted a series of “Royal Art” gala charity dinners in Taiwan with renowned Chef Julien Maisonneuve, who has cooked for Prince Charles & The Royal Family and worked with numerous Michelin Star Restaurants. A selected group of special guests were invited to the event which also featured a charity auction to support the PSTA.

The SPEY Traditional Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its cooperation with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA).This respected organization was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004 as one of the Prince’s core charities, supporting the education and development of artists with regards to traditional arts & crafts.

In light of this collaboration, SPEY hosted a series of “Royal Art” gala charity dinners at the Grand Hyatt in Taiwan during November 6-12th, inviting renowned Chef Julien Maisonneuve, who has cooked for Prince Charles & The Royal Family and worked with numerous Michelin Star Restaurants, bringing to the selected guests a unique Royal dining experience.

Over the years, the SPEY whisky brand has gained loyal enthusiasts in Taiwan. With the introduction of their Single Single Malt Whisky, these dinners gave valued customers & honored guests the opportunity to enjoy SPEY whisky with a truly remarkable meal served on tableware from the Prince’s School of Traditional Art (PSTA). What’s even more important is that these events gave SPEY the chance to support an outstanding charity - the PSTA itself.

In keeping with tradition, only one limited edition bottle of SPEY Traditional Arts Foundation 1956 Single Single Malt Whisky (bottle number 8 of 10) was auctioned off during the events with a minimum bid of $2,000,000 NTD. In 2006, a bottle of SPEY 1956 was sold for over $1.5 million NTD to support a similar charity. This rare bottle was introduced at each dinner and guests were given the opportunity to add it to their private collections.

John McDonough (Senior), Chairman of Harvey’s of Edinburgh International Ltd. and spokesman for SPEY commented on the events stating, “Harvey’s are honored to be able to work with The Prince’s School of Traditional Art in London and through our "British Journey of Luxury" Charity initiative, to have The Prince’s School as our chosen charity this year. Funds raised will be used to finance a local Taiwanese artist to study at the Prince’s School. This will be a fabulous opportunity for the artist and is a real source of pride for our own Spey”

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About SPEY
Established in 1770 by John & Robert Harvey, 11 generations have maintained a family held tradition of quality Scotch whisky production to the highest standards. After more than 240 years of history and 11 generations of lineage, the family’s traditional focus on quality style and flavor is still preserved to this day. They are also keepers of a growing secret - that Spey is and has been for a number of years already a ‘Royal’ experience.

SPEY is one of the most exclusive whisky brands in the industry today. SPEY is renowned for its distinct aroma & flavor and is considered to be unique among whiskies, also having a special historical relationship to “Harvey's”, one of Scotland’s most ancient distilling families – famous for insisting on bottling directly from the barrel without mixing, chill filtering, or diluting to wholly preserve the original pristine taste of Single, Single Malt whisky.

SPEY, the secret that cannot be told…only discovered.


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