Online whisky and gin tasting to raise funds for North East Sensory Services

A fundraising whisky and gin tasting session is taking place next weekend to raise money for a charity which supports blind and deaf people in the north-east.

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 11:56 am
The online ‘Choose Your Tipple’ event will see experts in the two fields take those involved through a range of different drinks on the night.

The online ‘Choose Your Tipple’ event will see experts in the two fields take those involved through a range of different drinks on the night.

It will raise money for North East Sensory Services (NESS), a charity which supports people with sensory loss across the region.

Taking place on Friday, November 13, participants can order the boxes of whisky or gin for £35.

On the night, they’ll be taken through each sample on Zoom by Mike Stuart, a gin expert who owns the Inverurie Whisky Shop, and Steven McConnachie, an ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

NESS helps hundreds of people across the area with sensory impairments.

Money raised from the event will go towards supporting blind and deaf people in their everyday lives, encouraging independent living and helping to overcome obstacles people with sensory issues routinely experience.

Commenting, Lynn Batham, community fundraising co-ordinator with NESS, said: “The pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but for blind and deaf people across the north-east there have been considerable additional challenges. This event is a fun way in which people can help.”

If you would like to sign up to the charity event, please email [email protected]