Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over £5680 for Charity
8th June 2010
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch whisky is delighted to announce that its annual charity event, The Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball, raised over £5680 for the local RNLI Station in Wick, Caithness.
The ball, which took place on Friday, 4th June 2010, commemorates the repeal of Prohibition in Wick and was held for the fourth time after its inauguration in 2007. Hosted in a marquee which was especially erected for the occasion in the distillery's courtyard - the event is the only one of its kind in Scotland.
Over 120 people attended and contributed greatly to the chosen charity through ticket sales and a prize draw. As well as a three course dinner and delicious drams of Old Pulteney, guests enjoyed a hilarious performance by Robbie Glen, Scotland's leading after dinner speaker. Fine dining, dancing, superb prizes and a live performance by local band Doon Major ensured that a great evening was had by all.
A further highlight of the evening was the Old Pulteney Maritime Achievement Award winner announcement for 2010. Judged by Old Pulteney, the RNLI and Wick Harbour, the recognition is given annually to a local resident who has contributed greatly towards the community and the maritime industry.
This year the honour was awarded to Lybster resident George Carter, who has dedicated over 50 years of service to the local maritime industry. George's career began in 1955 where he served as a fishing skipper in and out of Wick for over forty years. In addition to pioneering new technology for local fishing fraternities, George has also been Chairman of both Lybster Harbour Society and Wick's White Fish Producers Association. George is presently the Chairman of the Lybster Branch RNLI and the Caithness Branch Merchant Navy Association.
Malcolm Waring, Pulteney Distillery Manager: "The atmosphere at this year's Ball was fantastic and the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves with a wee dram or two. Robbie Glen was an excellent after dinner speaker and the band ensured everyone danced the night away. We are delighted to have raised such a great donation for the RNLI and would like to thank all the guests for their generous contributions."
A well rounded article about Wick and Whisky has appeared on the Scotch Whisky blog on www.scotchwhisky.com The article is a short history of the connections between whisky, fishing and the town with some period photos. See it in full at https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/around-the-world/whisky-travel/17411/wick-whisky-and-the-herring-boom/.
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