Distillery raises thousands for Ukraine appeal

Springbank Distillery has raised more than £11,000 for Ukraine through sales of special edition bottles of 10-year-old single malt whisky.
Springbank Distillery has raised more than £11,000 for Ukraine through sales of special edition bottles of 10-year-old single malt whisky.

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Campbeltown’s Springbank Distillery has so far raised more than £11,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Appeal after releasing 500 special edition bottles of 10-year-old single malt whisky.

Available exclusively from the distillery, Cadenhead’s Shop in Edinburgh and Cadenhead’s Shop in London, the bottles feature a special label bearing the war-torn nation’s notable blue and yellow colours.

There has been great demand for the charitable bottles which are priced at £60 each.

To ensure the bottles are bought for the intended purpose of supporting the people of Ukraine, rather than for profiteering on the secondary market, buyers’ identities will be verified for completing the personalised front label.

Some businesses have already said they will not accept these or similar charity bottles for auction in the future.

A Springbank Distillery spokesperson said: ‘The 10-year-old edition was produced to allow a large number of people to buy a bottle of Springbank at a reasonable price, while supporting a very important cause and we are grateful to everyone who purchased a bottle and supported the initiative.

‘We are now planning a second round of fundraising. This time, we are planning to auction six individual bottles of Springbank 21-year-old for the same appeal.

‘This time, the bottles have been drawn from an individual cask of Springbank and so are completely unique.’

The six bottles will be auctioned to the six highest bidders, not sold as a set of six.

Further details of how to bid will be announced soon and every penny raised by the sale of the bottles will go to the DEC Ukraine Appeal.