Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Latest Whisky News - Chivas Brothers - Boosting charity funds at the double - 4th October, 2010

04.10.10 - Chivas Brothers employees have had their charity fundraising efforts boosted by £24,000 in the last year thanks to the company’s Doubling Up scheme.

Employees from across the company’s 31 sites – 28 of which are in Scotland – took part in a myriad of fundraising activities during Chivas Brothers’ last financial year, including marathons and races, climbing mountains, organising charity evenings and sponsored bike rides.

As part of the Chivas Brothers Charity and Sponsorship Policy, any employee can apply to have their fundraising efforts matched by the company up to £500 each year. Caring employees raised a total of £36,000 for good causes, which was boosted by a Chivas Brothers contribution of £24,000, and has benefited a wide selection of charities including Cancer Research, CHAS, Diabetes UK, Anthony Nolan and many more.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager David McVittie of Chivas Brothers’ Kilmalid site in Dunbartonshire braved the West Highland Way in aid of Balloch hospice Robin House and raised £530. The Doubling Up donation brought his fundraising total to £1,030. He said: “It took seven days to complete the 96 mile walk, but it was well worth the effort to know that the money would help seriously ill children and their families. The Doubling Up scheme is brilliant and gives employees like me an even bigger incentive to raise as much as we can.”

Chemistry Analyst Rachel Higgins of Glen Keith Technical Centre in Banffshire has raised thousands of pounds in charity races over the years and most recently took part in the London Marathon for Whizz-Kidz, which gives disabled children the chance to lead more independent lives. Rachel raised £1,700 for the cause, with Chivas Brothers adding a further £500. Rachel said: “Whizz-Kidz is such a brilliant charity so it’s great that my employer has helped me give them even more money to help continue their vital work.”

Communications Director Vanessa Wright said: “We are delighted to have doubled up the fundraising efforts of our employees who have taken the time to raise money for so many charities and organisations. This cash has benefited well-known causes and small local funds alike.

“Chivas Brothers is very proud of its commitment to the communities where our employees work and live, and we look forward to supporting their ongoing fundraising efforts in the future.”

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

 

 Fresh from widespread acclaim in its homeland, the award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey is now available to UK drinkers. Named after the mythical seals that transform into irresistible maidens when ashore Donegal’s beaches, the whiskey is as smooth as its name suggests. Read more

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

Join the UK festivities at Regent’s Park, London, for Ardbeg’s ‘Drum Roll Please…’
 Saturday 1st June 2019

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

As Ardbeg Day fast approaches, Islay’s peatiest single malt has revealed how this annual whisky celebration will take shape in London, for those wanting to share in the rum-bustious revelry away from its native Islay shores. Read more

The Balvenie launches a unique new ‘stories’ range, three tales of character written in whisky

The Balvenie launches a unique new ‘stories’ range, three tales of character written in whisky

 On the 21st May The Balvenie announces the launch of its new Stories range – a unique collection of three single malt whiskies representing tales of character, endeavour and craft, created at its home in Dufftown, Scotland. Read more

Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar

Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord

It’s a pub that I have been into many times in the past, even before my passion for whisky took over. So, when I got the opportunity to meet the owner of “Bon Accord”, Paul McDonagh, I jumped at the chance. Read more

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

The Macallan 18 Year Old 1966  (No Box) Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1966 (No Box) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,695.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The John Walker Blended Whisky
The John Walker Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 11729) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 11729) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £371.68
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Ardbeg Twenty Something Single Malt Whisky
Ardbeg Twenty Something Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £600.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2358) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2358) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 18 Year Old 1977 Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1977 Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,595.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Royal Salute 38 Year Old - Stone of Destiny Blended Whisky
Royal Salute 38 Year Old - Stone of Destiny Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £899.99
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Littlemill 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Littlemill 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.3% ~ 50cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £349.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan Coronation Bottling - In Celebration of the 60th Annivers Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan Coronation Bottling - In Celebration of the 60th Annivers Single Malt Whisky ~ 56.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Pittyvaich 28 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Single Malt Whisky
Pittyvaich 28 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £325.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter