Sean Connery knighthood ale to auction for cancer charity

A bottle of Scottish & Newcastle ale brewed to commemorate Sean Connery's knighthood in 2000 is to auction with no reserve in an online sale at Just Whisky Auction.

It's labelled Big Tam's Ale, in reference to Connery's nickname when he worked as a milkman in Edinburgh.

Connery ale knighthood
Connery was knighted at Holyrood House in Edinburgh in 2000

The house commented: "We normally only deal in great whisky and never, ever beer. But we couldn't say no - or should that be Dr No - to James Bond!

"This rare bottle 'Big Tam's Ale' was presented to Hollywood great Sir Sean Connery on July 5, 2000 at a gathering in Edinburgh City Chambers to mark the actor's Knighthood at Holyrood Palace from the Queen earlier that day.

"Sir Sean was joined by his wife Micheline at the event and only 30 bottles were said to have been made, with many of them drunk in the Chambers that afternoon!"

Proceeds from the sale, which ends on October 19, will go to Pancreatic Cancer Action UK.

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