Spirit of Unity raises £90,000 for tsunami relief

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A special blend of single malts, created to fundraise for disaster relief in the areas of Japan hit by the earthquake and tsunami this year, has so far raised £90,000 for the worst hit areas.

The brainchild of Euan Mitchell, MD of Isle of Arran Distillers, the ‘Spirit of Unity’ whisky is made from a cask from each of seven independent Scottish distilleries.

Only 2,000 bottles of the one-off whisky were made, blended from the Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, GlenDronach, Mitchell’s Glengyle, Kilchoman and Springbank single malts, reports harpers.co.uk.

The website quotes Euan Mitchell as saying: “Many in our industry, like me, travel regularly to Japan and have made friends and contacts with Japanese whisky enthusiasts. It has been our pleasure to create this dram and raise money for people in Japan following the recent natural disaster.

“We are very pleased with the current progress that’s taking place through Refugees International Japan and hope the auction of the last four signed boxed sets at the beginning of next year will raise even more money for this very worthy cause.”

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