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Special whisky to commemorate Battle of Jutland will raise money for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Battle of Jutland Centenary commemoration whisky is sold with all profits going towards training at all three Orkney RNLI stations.

Scapa Distillery will donate all profits from Scapa Jutland sales, estimated to reach more than £45,000, to the RNLI.
 
The full news release from Chivas Brothers can be found at the following link http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/06/scapa-releases-commemorative-jutland-bottling/

Parts of the news release are quoted below....


Scapa Jutland was produced in association with the family of Admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe, with the liquid matured for 16 years in a single first-fill American oak cask. According to Brian MacAulay, Scapa master distiller, nosing and tasting notes include tropical fruit, vanilla, toffee and butterscotch.

Scapa was used as a base by the British naval fleet during the First World War. The Battle of Jutland took place from 31 May-1 June 1916, and was the largest naval battle in the war. Ships from Orkney, led by Jellicoe, fought the German Navy. More than 6,000 people were killed in the battle.

Chivas Brothers has released 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland, with 11 named in memory of ships from the British and German Navies that fought during the conflict, including HMS Invincible, HMS Queen Mary and HMS Collingwood.

The HMS Collingwood bottle will be presented to Her Majesty The Queen, patron of the RNLI since 1952, while HMS Indefatigable will be placed up for auction through Master of Malt to raise further funds for the RNLI.

Miriam Eceolaza Zabalza, Scapa global brand director, said: “We’re humbled to be part of naval history and honoured to introduce Scapa Jutland to our visitors, as a testament to the enduring spirit of cooperation that began during the First World War.

“Scapa Jutland is a single cask, so when it’s gone it’s gone, but it will help us to remember the efforts of naval personnel during the war and create lasting memories for all those who joined us for the commemoration in May.”

The Scapa Jutland release is exclusively available from the Scapa Visitor Centre, priced at £200 for a 70cl bottle.

A spokesman from Kirkwall RNLI Lifeboat station said "This is a fantastic effort by Scapa Distillery and this will ensure that local crew are safely trained to save lives at sea.''

For further information please contact – Graeme Smith, Kirkwall Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, orksmith@btinternet.com
Tel.   01856 871207
Mob. 0783 007 1968

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