Scottish Distilleries Come To Japan’s Aid

Disaster-relief whisky close to selling out.

Spirit of Unity Whisky - Posted by Hammerstone's Whiskey Disks, makers of the world's best whiskey stones.

The Spirit of Unity whisky has almost sold out before it has even been bottled. This special whisky was made by seven independent Scottish distilleries to raise money for the disaster relief effort in Japan. Distillers Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, GlenDronach, Mitchell’s Glengyle, Kilchoman and Springbank, each donated a cask of single malt to create the limited edition whisky. Most of the 2,000 bottles expected to be produced have been pre-sold ahead of its planned bottling by mid-May. It is hoped up to £80,000 will be raised for the disaster relief fund through sales of the whisky. Euan Mitchell, managing director of Isle of Arran Distillers, came up with the idea for the unique collaboration. He is quoted as saying:

“Many in our industry, like me, travel regularly to Japan and have made friends and contacts with Japanese whisky enthusiasts. On seeing the scale and horror of the problems they are facing we were moved to help and other craft distillers immediately came on board. Not a penny of profit will be taken from this project by any of the parties involved, with the packaging being donated free of charge.”

 

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