Highland Hospice is holding its first ever Whisky Auctions later this year, and the charity has been donated a very special bottle of whisky from distillers Gordon and MacPhail.
Director of Prestige for Gordon and MacPhail Stephen Rankin visited the Hospice to hand over a ‘Queen’s Award’ celebration bottling, Glen Grant 1966. This will be accompanied by an exclusive tasting of unique and rare single malt scotch whiskies for six people at the famous spiritual home of Gordon & MacPhail in Elgin.
Receiving the generous donation from Stephen was Highland Hospice Head of Fundraising Andrew Leaver who said, “We cannot express our gratitude enough to Stephen and all at Gordon and MacPhail for this extremely kind gesture. It really is a fantastic lot which we expect may raise around £4,000 - £5,000 for the Hospice.
“In over 30 years of caring, the coronavirus has been one of the greatest challenges our Hospice has ever faced. We always strive to ensure our care, support and expertise reach those who need us most. During this time we have had to look at innovative ways to deliver our services and introduce new activities to meet the needs of our patients and their families at this difficult time.
“Following the cancellation of all our fundraising events, we have a huge funding gap to bridge. The Scottish Whisky sector has been another one of the hardest hit sectors throughout this pandemic – so through this auction we will work together with distilleries to invest in the long term future of Hospice services as well as promoting our world famous Scottish Whisky Industry.
“The support of Gordon and MacPhail is greatly welcomed at this difficult time.”
The Highland Hospice lots will be sold online with Whisky Auctioneer Ltd, live from Friday 20th November and at Fraser’s Auction Room, Dingwall Mart, on Friday 27th November.
The Hospice is still looking for bottles of whisky and gin to sell, and any donations will be gratefully received. These can be dropped into the Hospice reception on Bishops Road or you can contact Fiona Stoddart
Further information here.