Tomatin Distillery Raises More Than £57k for Highland Hospice

Tomatin distillery has helped to raise £57,500 for Highland Hospice, an award-winning charity providing palliative care and essential services for people living in the Scottish Highlands.

In November last year, to mark the 35th anniversary of Highland Hospice, Tomatin unveiled an exclusive new limited-edition bottling, The Highland Hospice 35th Anniversary Whisky.

Only 35 bottles were produced, using a 35 year old cask, which was hand-selected by the Hospice’s Chief Executive, Kenny Steele alongside Tomatin Manager Director, Stephen Bremner, and Master Distiller, Graham Eunson.

With an RRP of £1,250, the expression was sold through the Tomatin Visitor Centre with some bottles also auctioned to generate these important funds for the Scottish charity to continue its work in the local community.

Founded in 1983, by Flora MacKay and Cecilia Bottomley, Highland Hospice offers free specialist hospice care through dedicated inpatient care facilities at its hospice, a 12-bed unit at Ness House, support in homes and local communities, as well as working with partners to advance education and research.

Emma Nicol, Community Fundraiser at Highland Hospice, said: “We hugely appreciate this generous donation from Tomatin Distillery, who have been key supporters of the hospice since the very beginning. Celebrating 35 years of care was such a wonderful milestone for us and the anniversary bottling was such a special way to mark the occasion. 

“We were thrilled so many wonderful supporters purchased bottles at auctions, our fundraising events and from Tomatin Distillery.  To raise £57,500 from the 35 bottles was incredible and we thank Stephen Bremner and all the team at Tomatin Distillery as well as everyone who purchased one of the milestone bottlings which will allow us to continue to care and support for our patients and their families across the Highlands.”

Stephen Bremner, Distillery Director at Tomatin Distillery, said: “We are so proud to have celebrated this remarkable milestone with the Highland Hospice. Knowing that the funds raised will be used to help improve services and provide support for families most in need, makes it a very rewarding endeavour for everyone that works at the distillery.”

Whisky production has been central to the way of life in Tomatin since the 15th century, with the first formal distillery established in 1897. Today, Tomatin remains firmly rooted in its local landscape and community, which remains at the heart of the brand, with many of the distillery’s craftspeople working at Tomatin for their entire working lives.

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