| Doddie Weir has visited the Glenkinchie distillery and selected a 19 Year Old single sherry cask to be bottled for his 'My Name’5 Doddie Foundation' which raises money to support research into finding a cure for Motor Neuron Disease. |
You may recall a few weeks ago I told you that Diageo were to donate a cask of Glenkinchie single malt to the "My Name’5 Doddie Foundation" which raises money to support research into finding a cure for Motor Neuron Disease. Well on Friday 7th just passed, rugby legend and inspirational Motor Neuron Disease campaigner Doddie Weir visited Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian to handpick the single cask of Scotch whisky which will be bottled to raise funds for his My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
On his visit to the Glenkinchie distillery on Friday Doddie was joined by Distillery Manager Ramsay Borthwick, Diageo Whisky Specialist Louise Martin and Apprentice Whisky Specialist Eve Murphy at the Glenkinchie Warehouse where they helped him select a single sherry cask of 19 year old Glenkinchie single malt which will now be bottled for the charity.
Doddie Weir said: "As a big whisky fan, it’s been great to join the team at Glenkinchie to select a special cask for my foundation. The liquid we’ve chosen comes from a sherry cask which has been aged for 19 years - it’s gorgeous, smooth and silky. It really is a fine dram and we are delighted to have the support of Diageo and Glenkinchie."
Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian is the closest Diageo distillery to Doddie’s Borders homeland. The distillery is also the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker with a new state-of-the-art visitor experience due to open later this year.
I will update you when I get further info about when and where and for how much the limited edition Glenkinchie 19 Year Old single sherry cask bottling will be available for. I am sure it will be an interesting one as other than the standard Glenkinchie 12 Year Old or Distillers Edition we have seen very few bottling's from the distillery in recent years other than the odd Diageo Special Release bottling and hopefully the fact that it is for a very good cause it will catch the interest of whisky enthusiasts and collectors.
If you want to check out the currently available Glenkinchie whisky range you will find it available from specialist online whisky retailers such as