Whisky shows it’s at the races


IAN Macleod Distillers enjoyed a day at the races last month when it handed out winners’ trophies at the Scottish Grand National.

The distiller’s Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky is the official whisky partner for Scottish Racing, and sponsored the Scottish Champion Hurdle race at Ayr Racecourse, as well as the Scottish Jump Trainers’ Championship Award. The latter was handed out by First Minister Alex Salmond to Lucinda Russell, owner of Arlary House Stables, the team behind Hurdle race winner Raya Star.
“The event’s values of tradition and excellence sit neatly with the exceptional qualities Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky possesses,” said Ian Macleod’s Iain Weir.
“Both are in perfect synergy in terms of their Scottish roots, passionate commitment to achieving excellence and determination to be the best.”