Whisky tasting raises over £2000 for Troon Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The recent Troon RNLI Dram Raiser whisky tasting night at the South Beach Hotel organised by The Jar, Troon & hosted by Graeme MacKay from Morrison & Mackay raised over £2000 for the RNLI in Troon.

A whisky tasting glass looking onto a table displaying some whisky bottles on top of the RNLI Flag


RNLI Whisky tasting fundraiser

Demand was high for the tickets to this fundraising event and the South Beach Hotel proved again to be the perfect setting for the whisky tasting. Those who attended were welcomed with a dram of Morrison & MacKay’s Old Perth before a tasting of six single cask whiskies from their famous “Celebration of the Cask” range.

David Grant, owner of The Jar, Troon said: ‘It was a great night and everyone is delighted with how it went. The tasting would not have been possible without the very generous team at Morrison & Mackay who donated their time and outstanding whiskies. We would also very much like to thank the South Beach Hotel for the use of superb venue as well as all the local businesses and the whisky companies who were kind enough to donate prizes.’

Treasurer of Troon Lifeboat Fundraising Branch Urda Cotter said: ‘We are really grateful to The Jar, Troon along with Morrison and Mackay for organising such a successful fundraising evening. We would also like to thank all those who attended as this donation will help the RNLI to save lives at sea.’

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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