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North British Distillery Debuts Rare 60-Year Single Grain Charity Whisky

Scotland’s North British Distillery has released a rare and unique run of 60-year-old Single Grain Scotch Whisky, with all proceeds going to charity.

Distilled in 1960, the whisky comes from a single cask, which sat resting in the North British Distillery warehouse outside of Edinburgh for 60 years.

This vintage whisky clocks in at a natural cask strength of 50.6% ABV, and the entire release is limited to only 60 bottles. Each of those bottles were hand filled into a wax-dipped decanter and packaged in a moleskine case, finished with a signed certificate of authenticity.

North British Distillery 60 Year Old
Scotland’s North British Distillery has released a rare and unique run of 60-year-old Single Grain Scotch Whisky, with all proceeds going to charity. (image via North British)

Each bottle has a suggested price of £3,000, and as the proceeds go to charity, North British Distillery officials look to raise £60,000 in 2023 for Big Hearts, Scottish Autism and Four Square.

Alan Kilpatrick, managing director, discussed the charitable fundraising. “North British is a modern company founded on traditional values. We’ve manufactured whisky for 138 years and recycle our by-products for animal feed and electricity. We value our roots and respect our environment, which is why it’s important for us to give back to the community around us as we safeguard our future.”

He said this 60-year-old whisky offering gives them, and whisky enthusiasts, a chance to boost these fundraising efforts and make a difference.

“Creating great whisky for three great causes, the 60-year-old is the perfect harmony of flavors, with rich spiced fruit, deep oak, and velvety caramel notes,” Kilpatrick added. “With every sip, you can indulge in one of the finest grain whiskies, having secured an exclusive piece of North British Distillery history while supporting these important causes.”

The North British Distillery was founded in 1885, and is one of Scotland’s oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers. It serves leading brands globally where its grain whisky forms a key component of many well-known blends, but rarely releases single grain whiskies straight to the consumer.

Kilpatrick noted that in supporting neighboring charity Big Hearts for more than five years, proceeds from the 60-year-old whisky sale will raise funds and resources for adults and children at risk of social isolation and poverty-free opportunities to help them live a safe and fulfilling life.

New charity partners Scottish Autism and homeless charity Four Square will also benefit from the bottling, with an equal share of all proceeds.

For more information or to buy a bottle, check out www.nb60.squarespace.com.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been at the helm of metro newspapers, magazines, and television news programs as well as a radio host and marketing manager. He is a writer/editor/photographer/designer by trade, with more than 30 years experience in the publishing and marketing field. Gary enjoys working to build something great, whether that be a novel project, a start-up, an organization, a fresh-face to the journalistic world, or even something as simple as a short story. A native Texan and a Pacific Northwest convert, he is a whiskey enthusiast who cut his teeth on it ... literally!

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