Online Charity Whisky Tasting for UKRAINE - East Coast Whisky - Friday 8th April
Updated: Mar 19
There are no words to fully capture the suffering, horror and loss of war, particularly when it involves the country where your ancestors came from, and in which your relatives still live. It is easy to feel disempowered, and yet we can still pray for peace and do our bit to help the victims and refugees of Putin's war. For me I am creating a series of tastings both for your enjoyment - it is important in dark times to remember what is good about life - and to raise money for the aid of those suffering right now. £2500 already raised, let’s get to £3000 people!!
This is a special charity tasting for which all the bottles have been donated THANK YOU SO MUCH (see below). All money raised beyond packaging, shipping and running costs (£30) will be given to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal (https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal) and Doctors Without Borders (https://msf.org.uk).
11 Drams (15ml) are being offered, and an extra special mystery one from my private collection as an added incentive, depending on how much you give over the £110 cost:
+£40 from the 90's, +£80 from the 80's, +£120 from the 70's, +£160 from the '60's, +£200 Cognac from the 19th Century.
Balvenie 21 The Second Red Rose
Benromach Single Cask Online Exclusive
Glen Elgin 15 - Thompson Bros
Aberfeldy 12 - Gordon & Macphail Spiritual Home Exclusive
Ben Nevis 15 - WhiskySponge
Ardnamurchan AD/12:14 CK.440
Rosebank 13 - Dun Bheagan - Private Collector
Caperdonich 18 - Private Collector
Mortlach 25 - Adelphi - Private Collector
1962 Benrinnes 18 - Cadenheads - East Coast Whisky
Singleton of Dufftown 1988/2019 - Prima & Ultima/Diageo
Your Mystery Dram - East Coast Whisky
The tasting will be held on ZOOM, from 7.30-10pm GMT on Friday 8th April (If you can’t make that time, a recording will be available afterwards). The tasting is designed to be informative, yet informal, people really enjoy the fact that everyone can join in, and there are no whisky snobs or show-offs allowed!!
The 15ml drams will be sent to you, 1st class signed for (in a padded box) at least a week before the tasting. You will also receive some tasting notes, the running order, and the Zoom link in the days before the event. Please get in touch for shipping to the free world.
The 11 dram set costs £110, BUT PLEASE DONATE MORE IF YOU CAN (See above for an extra dram incentive).
To join, please pay: PayPal to email@example.com including your name, address, & UKRAINE in the notes. Please use friends & family in order to maximise the donation amount! If you wish, you can also pay by bank transfer, please contact me for the details.
We are going to try and fill 50 spaces, so please spread the word or buy multiple sets!!
If this is your first tasting, please also email your name, address, & contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday May 13th there will be a follow-up live in person tasting, held at The Edinburgh Larder...more details coming soon.
(To get the jump on these tastings, tours, and for general whisky chat, why not join the EAST COAST WHISKY CLAN on WhatsApp? To do so just email me your mobile and we will get you set up asap!!)
This great tasting is both sombre and splendid, at the same time, so please buy a pack even if you can't attend in person!!!