Charitable spirits at the online Tomatin whisky festival

Photo credit: Tomatinformaggies Just Giving page

TOMATIN Distillery held its second virtual whisky festival earlier this month, raising over £8000 for Maggie’s Highlands charity.

The online event, broadcast on Tomatin Distillery’s YouTube channel, saw representatives from whisky brands including Blanton’s, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Douglas Laing, Glengoyne, Mackmyra, Old Pulteney and Raasay take part in a discussion and Q&A session. Viewers made donations throughout the afternoon on the Tomatin Just Giving page and were entered into a prize draw to win from a selection of whiskies donated by the participating brands.

Tomatin’s Jennifer Masson said: “We were so disappointed to not be able to support Maggie’s Highlands with their golf day last month, which usually raises around £60,000 in one day and unfortunately had to be cancelled. They require over half a million pounds a year in donations to operate so it really was a no-brainer when it came to who we would support.

“This event and the funds it has raised has made a huge difference to them, as well as providing entertainment to whisky fans the world over. We were amazed by the generosity shown by our viewers on the day, and beyond. We aimed to raise £5000 and this was achieved during the live stream, and the donations continued to come in until today.”

Tomatin Distillery’s two whisky festivals can be viewed at: