A dram for a good cause

THE team behind single malt whisky Glengoyne is aiming to raise more than £10,000 for Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir’s Motor Neurone Disease foundation at an upcoming charity dinner and auction.

Glengoyne owner Ian Macleod Distillers will be auctioning 100 bottles of the single malt at the annual Auld Enemy Dinner at The Balmoral in Edinburgh tomorrow (4th February).

The event is hosted each year the night before the Scotland and England rugby teams face each other in the 6 Nations.

Glengoyne has sponsored the dinner since 2012, during which time the event is said to have raised almost £1 million for various charities.

The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation has been the charity partner since 2018, with nearly £200,000 having been raised through the event.

The 100 bottles Ian Macleod Distillers is donating each feature the charity’s name and are said to be unique. The company hopes to raise more than £10,000 for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation through the auction.

Neil Boyd, UK managing director of Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “The Auld Enemy Dinner is a celebration of a great rivalry, but, more importantly, it’s a celebration of friendship, tradition and community. To this point, it is an honour to have Glengoyne support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, a charity that encapsulates the absolute best of the rugby community.”

Founded by rugby legend Doddie Weir in 2017, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation raises awareness of, and funds research into, Motor Neurone Disease.