Falkirk shop's virtual whisky tasting for Strathcarron Hospice

Whisky lovers are being offered a unique opportunity to take part in an online tasting event set up to support a palliative care facility.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 4:45 pm

The night is being organised by SPAR in Maggie Wood’s Loan, Falkirk, in partnership with distillers William Grant and Sons, in aid of Strathcarron Hospice.

Taking place on Saturday, February 27, the event will give participants a chance to sample a “number of expensive whiskies” in the comfort of their own home, including Tullamore Dew Original and Tullamore 14-year-old.

Tickets cost £30 and can be bought in-store at SPAR Falkirk or by contacting the shop on Facebook.

SPAR in Falkirk is hosting a virtual whisky tasting event to support Strathcarron Hospice, Fankerton. Picture: Michael Gillen.

All profits from the whisky taster will go to Strathcarron, which has a £12,900 daily funding requirement.

The independent Fankerton-based service needs to raise more than £4.5 million each year to keep its services running.

Anand Cheema, SPAR owner, said: “People can private message us and we can deliver samples to them or they can come into the store and get tickets and samples.”

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