Whisky Focus - Glenkinchie 16 Year Old Released In Aid Of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Glenkinchie Released In Aid Of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation


19th August 2020
Doddie Weir is raring to raise some funds with the recently bottled Glenkinchie 16 Year Old single sherry cask bottling donated by Diageo to his 'My Name’5 Doddie Foundation' which raises money to support research into finding a cure for Motor Neuron Disease.

Doddie Weir with My Name'5 Doddie Glenkinchie bottling.

You may recall that back in February, before we all went into lockdown, Scottish Rugby legend and inspirational Motor Neuron Disease campaigner Doddie Weir visited the Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian and selected a single sherry cask of Glenkinchie single malt whisky which the distillery owners Diageo was donating to be bottled for his 'My Name’5 Doddie Foundation' which raises money to support research into finding a cure for Motor Neuron Disease.

The Glenkinchie 16 Year Old Single Sherry Cask which Doddie selected during his visit to the distillery has now been bottled, and those of you that expressed an interest in it when I announced it back in February will notice that they originally announced that they would be bottling a 19 year single sherry cask, well it turns out that was a miscommunication and it is a Glenkinchie 16 year old which has been bottled for the 'My Name’5 Doddie Foundation' . Actually I am told they expected it to be 17 year old by the time it was bottled but Diageo was able to bottle the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation cask earlier than expected, meaning the whisky just falls short of being 17 years old. 

Glenkinchie16 Year Old Single Sherry Cask My Name'5 Doddie Glenkinchie bottling.The unique single cask of Glenkinchie 16 year old has produced 378 bottles which have now been bottled and labelled specially to support Doddie’s fundraising for research into a cure for MND and Doddie has now taken delivery of the first batch of bottles at his home in the Scottish Borders.

The single malt will be used by the Foundation in a variety of fundraising activities, including auctions, raffles and prize giveaways with every penny going to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Receiving the bottles, Doddie said: "It’s very exciting to see the cask I chose earlier this year now packaged in these beautiful bottles bearing my Foundation tartan.

"The whisky is a great addition to our fundraising efforts and I’m sure it will generate a lot of money to support the search for a cure to MND.

"It’s a gorgeous, smooth and silky single malt and I know people are going to love it. It’s been a pleasure working with the people at Diageo and Glenkinchie and I look forward to sharing a dram with them again soon."

Ewan Andrew, Diageo President of Global Supply Chain & Procurement, who pledged the cask earlier this year when Doddie visited Diageo’s Scottish corporate headquarters at Edinburgh Park, said: "It has been a pleasure and privilege for everyone at Diageo to be able to support Doddie Weir and his remarkable fundraising campaign.

"He is a true inspiration to us all with the incredible bravery and good humour with which he meets the challenges of his condition. We look forward to these bottles of whisky raising lots of funds for the battle against Motor Neuron Disease."

Glenkinchie Distillery Manager, Ramsay Borthwick, who helped Doddie select the cask at the distillery earlier this year, said: "We are very proud to have Glenkinchie single malt associated with Doddie Weir and his foundation. It is a rare thing to have a single cask of Glenkinchie bottled in this way and combined with the special My Name’s Doddie Foundation labels, they will be highly sought after and I am sure will raise a significant amount of money for this brilliant cause."

If you fancy getting hold of one of these unique bottle and supporting the search for a cure to MND then

The My Name’5 Doddie foundation hasn’t yet decided exactly where and how the bottles will be available, but it’s expected these will be used at its fundraising events and if you are interested in getting hold of one of these unique bottles it may be worth keeping an eye on the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation website for updates on how you may can plus there is more info on the foundation itself and how you can support it by purchasing some of Doddie's Hi-Vis tartan merchandise including facemasks which are very handy at the moment or if you just want to make a donation to support research into finding a cure for Motor Neuron Disease just visit:

www.myname5doddie.co.uk
 

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