Highland Hospice has extended grateful thanks to Tomatin Distillery for generously supporting the charity’s forthcoming anniversary celebrating 35 years of care.
The Distillery will be releasing 35 bottles of a 35 year old cask, on the date of the Hospice’s official anniversary, Thursday 17th November.
Highland Hospice’s Chief Executive Officer Kenny Steele said, “We hugely appreciate this generous donation from Tomatin Distillery, who have been key supporters of the Hospice since the very beginning. Celebrating 35 years of care is a wonderful milestone for us, and I can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion.”
He continued, “I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to the distillery in Tomatin to select our cask, and was so impressed with the array of fine whiskies on offer. There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon than sampling these!”
Tomatin Distillery Director Stephen Bremner commented, ““The Highland Hospice provide vital support to our local community. We are delighted to be able to help them celebrate this milestone anniversary and also help to raise awareness of the incredible work they do.”
The Highland Hospice special 35th Anniversary Whisky bottling will be available from 17th November from the Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre with an RRP of £1,250. To express interest in purchasing a bottle or receive further information, please contact the distillery.
Highland Hospice was the concept of two determined individuals, Flora MacKay and Cecilia Bottomley, who formed a committee in spring 1983 and started fundraising.
Less than five years later, on November 17th 1987, the Hospice’s first patient entered through the doors of the Day Hospice, and a year after that the purpose-built Inpatient Unit opened. Over the next three decades, with the generous support of the Highland public, the Hospice has extended, renovated and replaced all its buildings on the riverside site in Inverness.
Today the hospice has greatly expanded. It offers bereavement support to adults and young people (through Crocus Group). A new Day Therapy and Education Centre, Netley Centre, opened in 1999 and the Helping Hands volunteer befriending service was launched in 2015.
In November 2016, a brand new Inpatient Unit was opened and last year, social care at home through the Sunflower Home Care service began.
Approaching 35, Highland Hospice's care and reach are stronger than ever, and this would not be possible without the continued support of individuals and companies like Tomatin Distillery.
For further information or to purchase this special anniversary bottling, please contact Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre by phone (+44 (0)1463 248 144) or email.