Leith Spirits C-19 Sanitiser Virtual Tasting!

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As many of you will have seen over the past few weeks, several distilleries around the UK and further afield have suspended all spirit production and switched to producing hand sanitiser. Just a short walk from my front door is Leith Spirits, creators of the award-winning Leith Gin, who were one of the first to make the switch in mid-March. Their C-19 LeithAL Sanitiser has been made available, completely free of charge, to frontline public services, primary care providers, medical professionals, charities and many, many more in the local community who find themselves in critical need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

To date, more than 14,000 bottles of C-19 LeithAL Sanitiser have been distributed to those in need, and this philanthropic, non-for-profit initiative is estimated to have cost Leith Spirits in excess of £20,000. In light of this, I am delighted to announce that I will be hosting a virtual tasting on Tuesday May 5th at 7:30pm BST, which will be live streamed on EWB’s Facebook page, with 100% of the funds raised going to aid Leith Spirits’ production of C-19 LeithAL Sanitiser. The whiskies for the tasting have been generously donated by Leith Spirits’ owner, Derek Mair, and will feature drams from long-closed distilleries and samples from old, rare single casks which are still maturing in a Speyside warehouse. The full line up is:

1. Rosebank 1992 28yo cask sample – bourbon hogshead, 52.5% ABV.
2. Bruichladdich 1994 22yo Gleann Mór Rare Find – bourbon hogshead, 53.5% ABV.
3. Jura 1976 43yo cask sample – sherry hogshead, 53.1% ABV.
4. Macallan 1969 50yo cask sample – bourbon hogshead, 42.8% ABV.
5. Caol Ila 1983 36yo cask sample – bourbon hogshead, 53.5% ABV.

I’d be delighted if you’d like to dram along with me, participate in the tasting, and help raise money for this fantastic cause. Twenty dram packs priced at £100 each are now available to purchase from the Leith Spirits webshop here (UK shipping only). These include a 3cl sample of each whisky as well as a 20cl bottle of C-19 LeithAL Sanitiser. Every penny raised from the sale of these dram packs will go directly to Leith Spirits to help them continue their production of this vital product.

Anyone and everyone around the world is welcome to join the tasting, post comments, and ask questions; simply log on to the EWB Facebook page at 7:30pm BST on Tuesday May 5th to join the fun.

See you there!



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