Wed 04 Dec 2013
Willimott House Ltd, working with Hunter Laing & Co., is pleased to announce the launch of its Dunadd Superior 3 years old and 12 years old blended Scotch whisky.
Nestled in the valleys of Argyll, Scotland stood the hill fort of Dunadd. Pictish stone carvings and footprint of Dalriadic Kings all deliver evidence of its historic beginning; it was here that the Scottish nation was born.
Dunadd Blended Scotch whisky is as Scottish as its namesake. Created from a blend of the finest matured Scotch whiskies of the highlands and low lands of Scotland, Dunadd has unsurpassed smoothness, and a character uniquely its own; a whisky to be savoured and enjoyed.
Dunadd, named after the historic birthplace of the Scottish nation, is one of the most famous and archaeologically significant sites in Scotland - and one of the most important early medieval sites in Britain. By tradition Dunadd was the capital of the early Scottish kingdom of Dalriada, founded by King Fergus Mor in about AD 500, and the probable site where the Monarchs were crowned. Pictish stone carvings, mysterious messages in early Gaelic script and the footprints of Dalriadic Kings all deliver visible evidence of its historic beginnings; it was here that the Scottish Nation was born.
It is a complex fortification, defended by four lines of walling on different levels. These structures appear to have been built about AD 500 and 900. Objects found in excavations show that the site was particularly important around AD 500. It was a centre for fine metal working. The main approach is up rocky defile to the lowest terrace which has a well defined wall. Near the north end is a solidly built wall. Above this level the walls are more ruinous.
The most remarkable feature is a series of carvings on a rock slab near the summit. There is the figure of a boar, the outline of a foot print, a rock cut, basin and several lines of ogam inscriptions in an unknown language. The basin and foot print may have been used in the coronation of the Kings of Dalriada.”
Wed 06 Nov 2013
Glenfiddich has donated $131,616 to Wounded Warriors Canada, the largest single donation amount Wounded Warriors Canada has received to date.
The donation is a result of an ongoing Glenfiddich fundraiser where two dollars for every bottle of the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera sold across Canada is provided in support of Canada’s wounded or injured soldiers and reservists.
“Since the relationship between Glenfiddich and Wounded Warriors Canada began, we have been constantly inspired by their pioneering efforts in support of Canada’s injured soldiers and their families,” says Beth-Anne Thomas, National Brand Manager for Glenfiddich. “This donation is part of our on-going commitment to their ground-breaking treatment programs and organization. This donation today also represents the support of each and every Glenfiddich 15 Year Old consumer across Canada over the past 12 months, and we are committed to continuing this $2.00 per bottle donation into 2014 and beyond”.
The record-breaking donation was presented to an overjoyed Phil Ralph, National Program Director of Wounded Warriors Canada this Wednesday at the Moss Park Armoury in Toronto, Ontario. Ralph was joined by members of the Wounded Warriors Canada community, servicemen and women from the armoury and Glenfiddich representatives.