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Whisky and wildlife partnership wins top charity award- 30th June 2009
RSPB Scotland and The Famous Grouse was honoured to be presented with the 'Best Partnership' award at the Scottish Charity Awards (hosted by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - SCVO) in Edinburgh on Thursday, 11 June for the ongoing partnership which saw the launch of a new whisky.
Last year The Famous Grouse launched a new blend -The Black Grouse. The Black Grouse is a unique blend of The Famous Grouse mixed with Islay malts to create a rich smoky, peaty taste, and 50p from the sales of each bottle are donated to the RSPB for urgent black grouse conservation.
The money goes towards habitat restoration work for the threatened species, which has declined dramatically in recent decades. To date, the deal has raised £30,000 for the charity. Concentrated efforts to help the bird by maintaining and expanding suitable habitats on RSPB reserves and elsewhere have begun to pay dividends in recent years, and this new source of funding can only help further.
Gerry O’Donnell, Director, The Famous Grouse commented: “The launch of The Black Grouse whisky is a really exciting project. Not only do we have a fantastic new addition to The Famous Grouse family, but we have also been able to help to support the whisky’s namesake through our unique partnership with the RSPB. We are delighted to have received this esteemed reward, which recognises the passion and hard work invested by so many people and organisations to make this partnership such a fantastic success story.”
Gregg Wilkie, Senior Marketing Officer with RSPB Scotland, who initiated the Partnership and accepted the award on the night said: “RSPB Scotland is delighted to receive this award, which is fantastic recognition of all the hard work and co-operation that both parties have undergone over the last few years.
This partnership with The Famous Grouse is already making a significant contribution towards helping keep one of Scotland's most iconic and beautiful birds from sliding towards extinction in the UK. At the same time, the marriage of such vital conservation work with one of the country's most recognisable brands demonstrates the pivotal role that the business community can choose to make towards good causes - like saving our precious natural heritage.”
Benromachadds Cask Strength Vintage 2008 limited batch release to its Classic Range
New Benromach limited batch release to be available across multiple international markets
Published Date: 26th April 2019
Family owned Benromach Distillery has announced a new addition to its Classic Range, Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1, a rich and full-bodied, limited-batch single malt whisky.Read more
Yorkshire start-up whisky and gin distillery strengthens team with first full-time appointment
Published Date: 26th April 2019
Laura Bartram has joined Cooper King Distillery as events and development manager to support the company’s rapid growth. Read more
Distillation now underway at the new Lagg Distillery on Arran. A new Milestone has been reached
Published Date: 23th April 2019
The latest major milestone in the building of the Isle of Arran Distillers’ new Lagg Distillery has been reached, with distillation now underway.
The first middle cut of spirit was recorded on Tuesday 19th March at 14.35. Following this, the commissioning phase has now been completed and Cask Number One was filled on Wednesday 10th April. Read more
Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar
Published Date: 16th February 2019
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