You probably know this already (after all, you work in finance), but incase you needed reminding, Saturday 20th May is World Whisky Day.
With events scheduled to take place all over the globe, World Whisky Day invites everyone to “try a dram and celebrate the water of life”, which is a fine turn of phrase if ever we’ve heard one.
Ahead of the big day, World Whisky Day founder Blair Bowman (@blrbwmn) undertook a record-breaking challenge to raise money for Just A Drop (visit their site here), the fantastic international water development charity that delivers accessible, clean and safe water to where it is needed most.
The challenge saw Blair visit 60 whisky distilleries across Scotland in a single day, all the while amassing a unique collection of the best whiskies, all of which will be raffled for Just A Drop.
The epic journey began in the small hours of Monday 15th May, with the Balblair Distillery in Ross-shire hosting the first stop, finally finishing around 10pm with the final bottle collected at Aberfeldy Distillery in Perthshire. By that point Blair had 55 whisky bottles clinking in the back of the team bus, making for a fantastic main prize in the raffle. You can relive their journey on Twitter at @tgwdc.
The word Whisky, in Gaelic means ‘water of life’, so this seemed like an appropriate challenge and hopefully it will help raise a lot of money for such a deserving cause.Blair Bowman
Fiona Jeffrey, founder of Just a Drop, said: “The more money raised, the more communities we can support by providing access to one of life’s absolute necessities – a supply of clean water, which empowers people to lead healthier, safer and more productive lives, so please dig deep and support this great event.”
Tickets for the raffle are just a quid, and you can enter here. Other prizes include a four-day whisky tour for two.