Coronavirus: Distell commits to The Ben

DISTELL International has announced that it will donate 10% of the online sales from its Tobermory, Bunnahabhain and Deanston distilleries to Scottish licensed trade charity The Ben.

The charity last week launched a new fund to help hospitality workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It has encouraged anyone who would have attended any of the its fundraising events – now postponed as a result of the pandemic – to donate to the fund instead. The fund can be found at

Fraser Thornton, managing director of Distell International, said: The industry is facing one of the most challenging periods in its history and there are many individuals in our communities who have been severely impacted by the recent lockdown.

“The Ben is playing a fantastic role in providing direct assistance when it’s needed most, whether that’s financially, emotionally, or socially. Together with their support, we can overcome this.”

Meanwhile, staff at the company’s Deanston Distillery have been working with local charities to provide soup to vulnerable people and school children in the locality.