Arran Distillery does its bit to save the Waverley

Campbell Laing shows off the whisky that is being auctioned to raise funds for the Waverley.

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Isle of Arran Distillers is once again playing a part in helping to raise funds to save the historic Waverley paddle steamer by auctioning an exclusive, collectible bottle of single cask whisky.

Open for bids via www.whisky.auction, the whisky is number one of just 225 bottles of 12-year-old single malt aged in a single bourbon barrel and bottled at 59.6 per cent ABV.

Campbell Laing, tour guide at Lochranza Distillery, had the idea to reserve a cask to raise money for the ship’s repairs, with £10 from each bottle sold going to the cause. In recognition, Campbell was given bottle number one, which he has now chosen to auction to raise more funds for the Waverley.


The Isle of Arran Distillers team said: ‘The Waverley is one of the last sea-going paddle steamers in the world and is a real institution of the Clyde with many Scots holding fond memories of times spent on it enjoying the journey up and down the West Coast. We at Isle of Arran Distillers, together with our thoughtful and generous tour guide Campbell Laing, want to do our best to help ensure the Waverley keeps sailing. It is not every day you can find bottle number one of an Arran single cask, and what better occasion to get involved, donate and support a good cause. We would also like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful team at Whisky.Auction for making all this possible.’

This collectible bottle is packaged along with a hipflask and mini glass decanter with matching tot glasses. The auction will be live until Tuesday December 8 and those wishing to bid can register for an account by visiting www.whisky.auction.

The single malt Scotch whisky is labelled as bottle number one of 225 bottles.

The single malt Scotch whisky is labelled as bottle number one out of 225 bottles. No_B49distill01

Campbell Laing shows off the whisky that is being auctioned to raise funds for the Waverley. No_B49distill02