A unique collection of whisky from the Great Whisky Distillery Challenge Raffle has raised an incredible amount for charity
More than £10,755 was raised in the raffle for international water aid charity Just a Drop, as thousands of whisky fans entered in the hope of winning all 55 bottles from the record-breaking Great Whisky Distillery Challenge, as well as other fantastic prizes.
The winning tickets were drawn on Friday 2 June 2017, with Mike Jackson from Salisbury winning the top prize of the full collection of whiskies.
Also up for grabs were a 4-day whisky tour to Speyside, a photographic print of Leith, an engraved whisky stave, whisky tasting glasses, and copies of Blair Bowman’s book, The Pocket Guide To Whisky.
Whisky And Water – The Perfect Pairing
On Monday, May 15, the Great Whisky Distillery Challenge team, organised by Willie Wallace of Celtic Legend, and led by whisky expert Blair Bowman, set the record for the number of whisky distilleries visited in one day. In just seventeen hours they visited 60 distilleries from Balblair near Edderton in Ross-shire, to Dewar’s of Aberfeldy in Perthshire.
“The word ‘whisky’ means ‘water of life’ in Gaelic,” explained Blair, “so it felt like a fitting challenge. All the money raised from the raffle is going to Just a Drop, which brings clean water to some of the poorest communities in the world.”
Hope For An Entire Community
Fiona Jeffery OBE, Founder and Chairman of Just a Drop, was delighted to accept the funds on behalf of the water aid charity.
“The money raised can support a whole community in Zambia by providing access to one of life’s absolute necessities: a supply of clean water, which empowers people to lead healthier, safer and more productive lives, so many thanks to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket – and congratulations to the winners!”
You can see our exclusive video from the challenge below